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THIRESH GOVENDER

STUDIO DIRECTOR

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Thiresh is strangely obsessed by this city and its workings. He thinks that the most extraordinary design in architecture and urbanism is produced through it and wants to be a part of it. He curates the studio’s interests and projects by looking intently and acting incisively to reveal the wild beauty of this city. In his spare time he runs after his two kids at home and older ones at the university where he teaches.

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JESSICA BLUMBERG MUSIKER

PRATICE LEAD

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Jessica is an architect who believes the profession has a role to play in combatting social and environmental issues, with a particular interest in tackling the intersectional questions of gender, race and class inequality. Jessica is passionate about design and takes her work almost as seriously as her vegan diet.

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JIAXIN YAN GONG

PROJECT LEAD / UNIT LEAD

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Yan is intrigued by the delicate underworkings of the city and believes in the importance of holding these in space to acknowledge their contributions in the construction of our spaces (social and political). She is obsessed about the translation of these observations and ideas into (form) so as to speculate on the potential of the underworkings. 

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SININI SIWAWA

CANDIDATE ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

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Sinini is engrossed by the complexities of "the majesty of the human project". Design houses human life, our dreams of co-existing, of better futures, of understanding our histories. His inquisitive nature through cycles of idea-testing and examination are his toolkit to ultimately achieve insight + action + change. He believes that life and practice ought to be playful, which is the truest expression of human experience, non-scripted and open to discovery. He is always ready to let the jokes fly.