a South(ern) African Archi PhD Resource Platform

I have spent the last few years navigating the all to common horribly lonely and completed journey of doctoral applications, funding and re-learning that comes from not being located in the ‘center’ of research and knowledge production in this world.

While many amazing individuals have emerged over the years and offered their guidance and support through these obstacles: it really should not be this difficult to undertake a PhD in and around architecture from the African continent.

In response, I have gathered some of these great individuals alongside my own collected resources to lead on the development of a publicly accessible platform to share these assets, as well as bringing together those on this journey.

https://southernafricanarchiphdresource.wordpress.com/

The website is part of a larger and ever-growing resource that seeks to support South(ern) Africans looking to undertake a PhD in architecture or the related spatial practice fields associated with the built environment – both on the continent as well as abroad.

The FAQ section of the Home Page

This platform is by no means exhaustive & has been built more as a platform than a comprehensive source. At present the resource carries certain biases to South & South(ern) Africa and their adjacent cross-national links.

A snippet of the South African section from the Funding Resource Page
A snippet of the South African section from the Doctoral Scholar Database

These resources are put together, shared by volunteers and will be updated as regularly as possible. Please feel free to join the contributors to expand and change this, as well as message us with any additional contributions, resources or to suggest points to add/edit/re-consider.

In addition, there is now a fully active Twitter Platform on @SouthernArchPhD and a Communal Slack Channel for more detailed discussion with a growing peer group.

Please feel free to join the contributors to expand and change this, as well as message us with any additional contributions, resources or to suggest points to add/edit/re-consider.