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 2021 Re-materializing Housing Workshop
Contents Report
Selected Scholars
Sebastian Hitchcock
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Sebastian Hitchcock earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and his master’s degree in architecture at the University of Cape Town, where he was also awarded the Harry Crossley Scholarship and the Corobrik Top Student of the Year award. Hitchcock has concentrated his studies on housing markets in poor and densely-populated areas. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Hitchcock seeks to understand these housing markets through economy, material studies and scales. Hitchcock is currently working in Khayelitsha, South Africa for Bitprop Financial Services, a start-up that builds low- cost rental units for homeowners as part of an ongoing pilot project that enables the development of micro property assets at a macroscale.
Elao Martin
Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia
Elao Martin earned his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and his Master’s in Architectural Technology from the University of Johannesburg. Throughout his studies, Martin has received various awards, including a certificate of excellence from the 2017 inaugural Africa Architecture Awards. In 2019, he rejoined NUST as a Staff Development Fellow, forming part of the Graduate Talent Acceleration Programme and, currently, he is completing a PhD in architecture at NUST, as well as pursuing his professional training and registration at Jaco Wasserfall Architects. His interests concern African domesticity and informal settlements, and, in particular, bridging the gap between professional architectural knowledge and the realities of place in Africa’s informal settlements.
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