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South Africa

Date of visit

14 december 2017

Purpose of visit

Mpho Matsipa gives a lecture as part of the collaboration between Het Nieuwe Instituut, Berlage Institute and e-flux on December the 14th. More information to be announced.


Mpho Matsipa is researcher at the Wits City Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research interests include globalization and urbanism in African cities: spatial justice, culture, race and representation. Her PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, entitled The Order of Appearances, explored the entangled geographies of urban informality, urban redevelopment and the politics of race, gender and aesthetics in Johannesburg’s inner city. Mpho has also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP and Curator at Studio-X Johannesburg.