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Khensani de Klerk

Founder / Matri-Archi(tecture)

Khensani de Klerk is an architectural researcher and designer from Johannesburg. She centres practicing intersectionality through research and design in questioning and imagining how efficiency and narratives of the built environment can be more sustainable through ethically social and ecological practices.  Her research has focused on typologies of safe space and learning from everyday spatial practices. 

Through her multidisciplinary approach, Khensani finds educational value in spatial, written and auditory explorations. She is founder of Matri-Archi(tecture) collective based in South Africa and Switzerland, an editorial contributor at the Architectural Review in London and host of the podcast KONTEXT. Since fall of 2021 she teaches at the chair of Affective Architectures at the ETH Zürich, where she co-coordinates the Department of the Ongoing platform.

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Johannesburg

South Africa

Website
https://khensanideklerk.com/

Khensani de Klerk

Founder / Matri-Archi(tecture)

Khensani de Klerk is an architectural researcher and designer from Johannesburg. She centres practicing intersectionality through research and design in questioning and imagining how efficiency and narratives of the built environment can be more sustainable through ethically social and ecological practices.  Her research has focused on typologies of safe space and learning from everyday spatial practices. 

Through her multidisciplinary approach, Khensani finds educational value in spatial, written and auditory explorations. She is founder of Matri-Archi(tecture) collective based in South Africa and Switzerland, an editorial contributor at the Architectural Review in London and host of the podcast KONTEXT. Since fall of 2021 she teaches at the chair of Affective Architectures at the ETH Zürich, where she co-coordinates the Department of the Ongoing platform.

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