Huda Tayob


Senior Lecturer

Huda Tayob is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town. She is an architect and architectural historian. Her research focuses on migrant, minor and subaltern architectures, the politics of invisibility in space, and the potential of literature to respond to archival silences. She received an RIBA President Award for Research Commendation for her PhD, was the 2019 recipient of the SAH Scott Opler award for Emerging Scholars and is currently a Canadian Centre for Architecture Mellon Fellow on the project Centring Africa. She is co-curator of the open access curriculum and the digital podcast series and exhibition Archive of Forgetfulness (




Tayob, H., 2021. “Reading Architecture through La Noire de…”, Canadian Centre for Architecture. [Access at]

Tayob, H. 2021. “Conversation Rooms: Critical Dialogues in Architectural History and Theory at the GSA, Johannesburg” in Architecture and Culture, 9, 2: 218 – 237.

Tayob, H. 2021. “Unconfessed Architectures” in Eflux Architecture:


Tayob, H., Hall, S., and Loewenson, T. 2020. Race, Space & Architecture: Towards an Open Access Curriculum. [Access at]

Tayob, H. 2020. “Black Markets: Architectures of Refuge in Cape Town” in Refuge in a Moving World, edited by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh. London: UCL Press, pg. 349 - 361. (peer-reviewed book chapter)

Tayob, H. 2020. “Opaque Infrastructures,” In Folio: Noir Radical, edited by Lesley Lokko, Vol.2: 25 - 37. (peer-reviewed journal article)

Tayob, H. 2020. “Race, Space & Architecture”, Places Online Journal. [Access at:]

Tayob, H., and De Villiers, S. 2020. “Dialogues with Dust”, Site Magazine []


Tayob, H. and Hall, S. 2019. “Race, Space and Architecture: Towards an Open-Access Curriculum”

Tayob, H. 2019. “Architecture-by-migrants: The Porous Infrastructures in Bellville” in Anthropology Southern Africa, edited by Corrine Kratz, Noëleen Murray, Jill Weintroub, Brett Pyper, 42:1, 46 - 58 (peer-reviewed journal article).

Tayob, H. 2019. “The Unconfessed Architectures of Cape Town.” In Telling The City: The Materiality of Literary Narratives, edited by Richard Dennis, Jason Finch, Silia Laine, Lieven Ameel. London: Routledge Series in Urban History, pg. 203- 221. (peer-reviewed book chapter)

Tayob, H (ed). 2019. “Archiving Forgetting Architecture”. Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg. (Folio Supplement).

Tayob, H., Gok, E.(eds). 2019. “Infrastructures of Care: Catalogue” Organised by H.Tayob, I.Katz, G.Astolfo and E.Gok. (Exhibition Catalogue).


Tayob, H. 2018. “Can Drawing ‘tell’ a different Story?” In Architecture and Culture, edited by Jessica Kelly, Vol 6 (1): 203 – 222. (peer-reviewed journal article)


Tayob H. 2017. “Drawing out Home-Making.” In Architecture and Feminisms, edited by Helene Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson, Helen Runting. London: Routledge Critique Series in Architectural Humanities, pg. 265-269. (peer reviewed book chapter)


Tayob, H., Read, S., Ferencz, J.(eds.) 2016. Bartlett Drawing Research Series January – June 2016. (Pamphlet).

Tayob, H. 2016. “’For Everyone a Garden’ Interview with Moshe Safdie” in Lobby Abundance, edited by Regner Ramos, No.4 Spring/ Summer, pg. 60 – 66.


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