Thandi is an architectural designer/researcher who operates through design, fiction and performance to interrogate our perceived and lived realms and to speculate on the possible worlds in our midst. Using storytelling as a design tool and tactic, she engages in projects which provoke questions, whilst working with communities and policy makers towards acting on those provocations.

Thandi is currently a PhD candidate at The Bartlett, where she is developing these ideas through practice-led research, exploring the extractive agendas driving the urban development of Lusaka. Central to her research is a live project, investigating how insertions of the other worldly and the downright weird can support the city council and a community of waste pickers to produce a speculative tender recognizing them as partners of the state; offering a counter to extractive urban agendas & influencing the future of the city dump.

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