Constructing Future Cities

How can women artists engage with visions for the future of their city?


Services: Research, Project Facilitation & Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Curation & Competitions.

Constructing Future Cities artistic residency and installation selected 5 women artists for a two-city studio in Durban and Cape Town to explore and study women-led visions for cities. The project culminated in an exhibition in Cape Town where the artists were able to showcase their work in a public forum.

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How would women lead the design of future cities?

Main funder: British Council

Additional Sponsorship: Tsogo Sun,  Urban Lime, Uber South Africa.

Artists: Counterspace, Michelle Mlati, Thozama Mputa

  • Counterspace : An all-women practice invested in finding new architectural languages to bring about new urban forms, comprising Amina Kaskar, Sumayya Vally and Susan de Villiers
  • Michelle Mlati : A critical spatial practitioner invested in the future sustainability of African cities, currently pursuing a Master of Architecture in Sustainable and Energy Efficient Cities at WITS University
  • Thozama Mputa : Landscape Architect

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Rashiq Fataar
Rouen Smit
37 Parliament Street
Church Square
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town, 8000
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