Noëleen Murray

Director of the Wits City Institute and the A.W. Mellon Foundation Chair of Critical Architecture and Urbanism

University of the Witwatersrand

Noëleen Murray is the Director of the Wits City Institute and the A.W. Mellon Foundation Chair of Critical Architecture and Urbanism. Through her research, writing and creative work Murray considers spaces as diverse as the migrant labour compound, the suburban shopping centre, housing developments and the shaping of the university and city relationships. Amongst her key projects are: working as a regional researcher with the blank_ Architecture, apartheid and after project in 1997; she was the principal editor for the Routledge book Desire Lines – Space, Memory and Identity in the Post-Apartheid City which appeared in 2007; she was co-curator for the GIPCA/UCT exhibition Third Worlds / Model Cities; as well as being co-editor of the book Becoming UWC (2012), Reflections, pathways and the unmaking of apartheid’s legacy produced during her time as a Centre for Humanities Research Fellow.