Sibonelo Hlanganani Gumede


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Centre for Arts, Design and Social Research, Research Fellow

Past or Other Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA)

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2018

    Sibonelo Gumede is an urbanist and researcher based in South Africa who is interested in the intersection of citizenship and city-making processes in post-colonial urban environments. Gumede works across multidisciplinary projects with communities, policymakers, built environment practitioners and artists. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Arts, Design and Social Research and he is currently investigating the spatial manifestations of one of the oldest residential suburbs in Durban, the Berea – a space that holds social and political tensions of order and re-organisation. He has served at the Kwa-Zulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) educational committee and as a Vice President of the arts community. He has also been a part of the Urban Futures Centre, an urban research laboratory which is based at the Durban University of Technology. Gumede currently holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu and is currently pursuing a Masters in Philosophy in Southern Urbanism at the African Centre for Cities in the University of Cape Town where he was awarded a Mellon Foundation Scholarship.


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Last Known Location:


  • South Africa


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