Immaculata Abba is a researcher, writer, and photographer exploring how we can improve our social and economic living standards in both public and domestic spheres. She has written for publications like Le Temps (Switzerland), The Republic (NG) and African Arguments. Her visual work has been published widely and her long-term photography project 'Dusty Hill Drive' documents the built environment in south-east Nigeria. She has an academic background in history, literature and cultural theory and degrees from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford. She was a 2022 writer-in-residence at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Tubi Otitooluwa is an Associate Director at James Cubitt Architect where he leads Digital Innovation in Design and Construction. He holds a Diploma in Architectural Technology, Bachelors in Architecture, and a Masters in Environmental Design. He has a keen interest in understanding our evolving interaction with the built environment and the impact of technology on those human experiences. He is a volunteer with AOTF on the Osun Osogbo UNESCO site restoration, and a restoration committee member at Legacy 1995.
Bola Oguntade is an urban planner with over a decade of experience in photography, communication design and print management. Documenting the physical changes in Lagos has opened his mind to the need to curate and understand the urban processes, devise ways to maintain the environment in a pristine condition through research and explore how urban photography can be enhanced. He is the Co-founder of Top Rank Images Limited, a media outfit that works with organisations to develop top notch content and images for academic, industrial and social consumption. He is also a winner of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Bilateral SDG Graduate Scholarship (2021-2023).
Emmanuella Ama Codjoe is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Design at Central University, Ghana, where she currently works as a research assistant. She has a keen interest in history, public space and urban design. Her previous research explored the issue of social infrastructure in the context of the industrial city of Tema. Specifically, she interrogated the current state of public spaces and their historical relevance in enhancing social interaction. Her current work with SHA builds on this previous research and explores the history, current position and future possibilities for modernist standardised schools built in the 1960s.
Jonathan Kplorla Agbeh works as a junior architect with INSPO7 Studios and research and teaching assistant with the School of Architecture and Design (SADe), Central University, Ghana. His budding career in architecture and research is committed to architectural history, high-quality design and development of sustainable and energy-efficient architecture. Jonathan is charismatic, ambitious and dependable, with demonstrated strengths in writing, teaching and research. In his free time, he likes to watch or play football, read and watch documentaries.
Rashid Alhassan is a Ghanaian architect, engineer and entrepreneur, with particular interests in indigenous West African conceptions of architecture and urbanism. Educated as an engineer at Dartmouth College in the US, he currently works as an architect and construction project manager in Ghana. His work, while diverse in scope, has centered around exploring practical responses to his fundamental questions about African architecture and urbanism: “Why do we desire the buildings we do? What do we expect of them? Why do we build them as we do?” The inherently gnarly answers to these questions are the crux of Rashid’s interdisciplinary design and research pursuits – starting with this fellowship.
Justicia Caesaria Kiconco is an Architectural Researcher at MASS Design Group in Kigali, where she is involved in design, strategy and research. She is keen on research in architecture and the bridge between architecture practice and academia, on the topics of architectural history, health and education. Particularly, her research role focuses on issues of design method, visual representation, textual analysis and strategies for action. Prior to joining MASS, Justicia was a Graduate architect at FBW Architects and Engineers in Uganda and a lecturer in History of Architecture at Uganda Martyrs University. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture (Professional) from Uganda Martyrs University.
Timothy Latim is an independent photographer and architect at Flexi Home, based in Kampala. His work explores the interplay of architecture, people and the environment in which they sit. Looking at the contemporary Ugandan context, Timothy is also fascinated by the mountains and the outdoor life and has served on the committees of Mountain Slayers Uganda and Mountain Club of Uganda.
Christine Matua is an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of the Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs University. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.) from Makerere University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Architecture from the same. Currently serves on the board of the Uganda Society of Architects as Graduate Representative; a role that involves advocacy for the emerging architects as well as organising continuous professional development talks for the group. She is passionate about documenting architecture and is proud of being head of the pioneer media team and editor of the journal, Architecture Uganda, for the society of architects.