Exploring the city is Khensani de Klerk, a South African designer. With her group on intersectionality and architecture, she strives for safer and more inclusive cities. A contemporary perspective.
Among the Visiting Urban Explorer 2022 is Khensani de Klerk, a Johannesburg-based designer working between South Africa and Switzerland. Following the festival’s tradition, the young designer explores Turin on her own for four days, guided only by her experience, curiosity and imagination, without any advice from us.
In the festival’s talk, de Klerk shares what struck her most and what needs to be improved in order to create a ‘Stratospheric’ Turin – impressions and opportunities imagined while walking the streets of our city and recounting her experience.
De Klerk considers herself a multidisciplinary artist, who finds her ideal language in spatial, linguistic and sound explorations. Together with the collective Matri-Archi(tecture), which she founded and co-directs, she works on the concept of intersectionality in architecture, in order to realise safer and more accessible cities.
Since 2020, she has been hosting the podcast KONTEXT, where she invites diverse voices to discuss place-centred research methods and highlights storytelling as a critical element in the production of spatial knowledge.
Khensani de Klerk
Founder / Matri-Archi(tecture)
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Khensani de Klerk is a designer and architect from Johannesburg, founder and co-director of Matri-Archi(tecture).
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