Architect/Lecturer Clint Abrahams
University of Cape Town, Architecture and Planning Building
0A Residence Rd
Clint Abrahams is an architect and lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, the University of Cape Town, South Africa where he also completed his Architecture degree in 2015. He worked as an architectural technologist at CS Studio Architects from 2001 until 2014 where he was involved in projects grounded in social engagement processes in rural and urban settings. His involvement has seen the completion of large scale housing, community, schools, government, and cultural buildings
Clint teaches design and technology in the undergraduate program. His research in architectural tectonic culture, social engagement, and design-build seeks to critically engage the postcolonial challenges of displaced groups in South Africa. As an embedded practitioner his researched interests and practice come together through his non-profit community development organization Studiolight in the community of Macassar where he is currently documenting several self-build structures and their impact on the sociability of the area. In 2020 he was awarded the UCT creative works award for his design-build exhibition project “Who we are Macassar” The work has led to international design-build collaborations and an ongoing storytelling project with the local community. The work has led to him pursuing his Ph.D. studies. Key collaborators are architect Carin Smuts, artist Willie Bester and writer Diana Ferris.