spaceKIOSK is an architecture and research studio, born on the African continent, working at the intersection of design, technology and trade. Using constructed works, drawing, exhibitions and writing, the studio explores spatial emergences and imaginaries of economy and power.
Sarah de Villiers (b. 1990, Johannesburg) currently leads spaceKIOSK and is an architectural researcher and designer, based in Johannesburg and Milan. Her work involves collaboration with design research institutions and practices, most recently through the African Futures Institute, as an educator within Unit 18 and Unit 14 at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg (GSA); and as research-illustrator within the Archive of Forgetfulness. She has worked as an assistant curator on the exhibition team for the 18th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (2023) and is also a tutor at the Biennale College Architettura 2023. She holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand.
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