Selected Public Talks


7 March 2024, University of Cambridge 

29 January – 2 February 2024, Invited keynote and workshop facilitator at Uta-Do, African Cities Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


5 December 2023, Histories of Ecology Seminar, Museum of Art Sao Paulo

9 - 10 November 2023, Presenter and respondant at Critically Fit, RIOT Lab, EPFL.

16 - 17 November 2023, Keynote presented at Drawing the Urban Symposium, Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

19 October 2023, TU Delft Public lecture, Sourcery - Architectural History Lecture Series at TU Delft: Architectural Archival Imaginaries


21 August 2023, Archive of Forgetfulness, Humanities in Africa seminar, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.


28 September 2023, Invited participant, Venice Architecture Biennale carnival: The future of research into African architecture and urban history.


26 June 2023, Invited speaker at Beyond Migration symposium, with participants from South Africa, Colombia, India and Germany, hosted by the Goethe-Institut network in these cities.

24 April 2023, Invited keynote, History of Architecture and Urban Development symposium, Cornell University, USA

9 March 2023, Invited public lecture ‘Imagining Otherwise’, Architectural Association, London, UK. 


23 November 2022, Invited lecture, Frictions, ESALA public lecture series (with Catalina Mejia Moreno), Edinburgh, UK: Quiet Conversations, Southern Architectures.

01 October 2022, Invited keynote lecture: Friction – Towards a Post-colonial Pedagogy and Practice in Architecture (30 September – 2 October): Architecture of the Subaltern, Avani Institute of Design, Kerala, India.

7 October, Who is the Work for? Care and After Care in Representations of Trauma, JAOU Encounters, invited moderator and discussant, Tunis, Tunisia.

27 September,  Archival Imaginaries, RCA City Design MA, Royal College of Arts, London


31 May, LSA Decolonial Charter, Hosted by London School of Architecture


16- 22 May, Centering Africa Workshop at Codesria, Dakar, Senegal, Hosted by the Canadian Centre for Architecture


27 April 2022, TU Munich/ Parity Group: Race, Space & Architecture


13 April 2022, Harvard/ Africa GSD Talk (and contribution to exhibition at Gund Hall), curated by Sumayya Raji and Africa GSD team: Stories we should tell.


23 March 2022, “Race, Space and Architecture" Columbia University, with Suzanne Hall and Thandi Loewenson




CCNY Architecture of Care lecture series, 4 November 2021, Lecture: Archives for Forgetfulness, Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY New York.


Architecture and Ethnography, 7 October 2021, guest speaker at annual symposium, Chile.

Fiction Feeling Frame, Relay, 16 – 17 July 2021, Speaker in Relay, in conversation with Tabita Rezaire and Hashim Sarkis, curated and led by Thandi Loewenson,  Adam Kaasa and David Burns.

ABC: Architecture Beyond Capitalism- Lobby summer school, 19 June 2021, invited lecturer for the theme of ‘Capitalism’.


Keynote Lecture: Architectures of Care, 21st June 2021, Keynote lecture at Thinking, Practicing, Listening Symposium at the University of Westminster, UK.

Topological Atlas Seminar at TU Delft, 29th April 2021, Joint seminar with Suzanne Hall titled Interior Claims: Migrant Life Inside Out


RISD Towards a Practice of Refusal: Project Archive, 8th April 2021, Invited Speaker, Rhode Island School of Design, USA.


Bartlett PHD Conference Invited Critic + International Lecture Series, 23 – 25 February 2021, Invited speaker and critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK.


CSM MA Cities Public Lecture, 20th February 2021, Transnational Architectures of Care


CCA Tookit Invited Lecture, 6 November 2020, Seminar for CCA doctoral programme: Black Markets: Transnational Architectures of Care


Dialogues with Dust, April 2020, Online Quarantine Marathon, co-organised by Huda Tayob, Sarah de Villiers with Claudia Morgado and Eric Wright

Migration, The Right to Work and Evidence: What Counts in Violent times? 27 February 2020, Cape Town, Workshop organized in collaboration with LSE, UK, Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa and African Centre for Cities Cape Town

Architectural Association Public Talk, New Canonical Histories Series, curated by Manijeh Verghese, 16 January 2020, London, UK: Race, Space & Architecture. 


Invited participant in debate: What now? Architecture History Today, 15 January 2020, University of Manchester, Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG), organized by Dr.Łukasz Stanek and Dr. Kim Förster.




2019 Vivienne Japha and Len Gunnel Hicks Lecture, UCT, Public talk: Entangled Architectures of Refuge and Displacement, 14 August 2019


Her Perspectives, Panelist, Cape Institute of Architects, 15 August 2019.


International Lecture Series public talk, GSA, Public talk: Graduate School of Architecture, 29 August 2019.

Archaeology- Drawing - Architecture, co-organised with Lesley McFadyen (Birckbeck) and speaker, London, February 2019.