Melinda Silverman is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town in the School of Architecture Planning and Geomatics where she teaches in the post-graduate programme.
Melinda is an architect and urban designer and a recent immigrant to Cape Town, having taught for two decades at the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. She is interested in how socio-economic conditions intersect with space, and how space can be imaginatively re-configured to maximise economic opportunity for the city’s poorest residents. She has an interest in both urbanism and housing, in urban informality, and in exploring how architects can design in ways that allow residents to actively transform their own spaces.
Melinda has contributed to post-apartheid urban policy development at local, provincial and national level. She has written about architecture in both popular and academic publications, and has worked as a researcher and curator for exhibitions about South African architecture.
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