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Aviwe Mandyanda

(BlackStudio)

Aviwe Mandyanda
Courtesy Aviwe Mandyanda
Aviwe Mandyanda is a scholar of urban planning and design based in Johannesburg. She holds a degree in urban planning and a masters in urban design from the University of Witwatersrand. She is a founding member of BlackStudio, a creative collective of young black urban planners, urban designers, and architects dedicated to conducting research, hosting public programs, and organizing exhibitions that explore the conceptualization and realization of black spatial imaginaries. 

Born Mdantsane, a township in East London, South Africa; lives in Johannesburg, South Africa

Contributor to the publication

Biennial Project

Aviwe Mandyanda contributed to the interview Decolonizing Space: The Case of #RhodesMustFall with Inam Kula and Yesomi Umolu for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial publication.
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