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CCS Seminar: Understanding the spatial language of informal settlements in Durban: Informing upgrading programs for self-reliant and sustainable communities

Speaker: Judith Ojo-Aromokudu
Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Time: 13:00-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN

This seminar will focus on the findings from Judith’s PhD thesis. Her research seeks to reconsider informal dwellings in an objective light through the lenses of the resident, thereby understanding the use of space in informal dwelling environments. The research also attempts to conceptualise informal settlements as the 21st century vernacular architectural language.

Speaker Bio:
Dr Judith T Ojo-Aromokudu is based in Architecture in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research interest is in urban informality in the Built Environment, in the attempt of framing a new Urban Vernacular Architecture of the 21st century.

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