Hannah Le Roux


Hannah le Roux is an architect, educator and curator. Her work in all these areas revisits the modernist project in architecture in Africa, and considers how its transformation through the agency of Africa presents a conceptual model for contemporary design. From a Southern African perspective she considers how apartheid and colonial constructions erase and are overlain by other human actions. She has written on these dynamics for blank_architecture, apartheid and after; Trade Routes: Johannesburg Biennale; Afropolis and The Journal of Southern African Studies as well as curating exhibitions in Johannesburg, Venice, Brussels and Rotterdam, and engaging with the spatialities of diaspora coffee ceremonies and the soccer culture of earth fields through design research. In 2017 she was selected as a Fulbright Principal Candidate for an African Research Scholarship and as a research fellow in the Canadian Centre for Architecture/Mellon project, Architecture and/for the Environment.