Selected Published Work


I have been able to develop my own form of grounded reflexive-practice, while fostering a space to write, carefully publish and ask critical questions through action-research and reflective learning. To see my full collection of written/published work, please see my Research Gate profile.

All Published Work

Mulla, A. Al et al. (2022) Bartlett PhD Research Projects 2022. Edited by Nina Vollenbroker, Stephanie Fell, Jhono Bennett. London, United Kingdom: Bartlett School of Architecture. Available at:

Stephanie Fell, Bennett, J. (2022) ‘Space: Reshared’, in Nina Vollenbroker, Stephanie Fell, Jhono Bennett. (ed.) Bartlett PhD Research Projects 2022. London, United Kingdom: Bartlett School of Architecture, pp. 10–11. Available at:

Bennett, J. (2021). Teaching Design in a Post-Rainbow Nation A South African Reflection on the Limits and Opportunities of Design Praxis. In F. Giuseppe, A. Fisher, & L. Moretto (Eds.), African Cities Through Local Eyes. Experiments in Place-Based Planning and Design (1st ed., pp. 151–172). Springer: The Urban Book Series.

Mitlin, D., Bennett, J., Horn, P. King, S. Makau, J. Masimba Nyama, G. (2020) Knowledge Matters: The Potential Contribution of the Coproduction of Research, The European Journal of Development Research, 32, pp. 544–559. doi: 10.1057/s41287-020-00277-w.

1to1, – Agency of Engagement (2019) A Reflective Engagement: 2010-2018. Edited by J. Bennett. Johannesburg, South Africa: 1to1 – Agency of Engagement. Available at:

Mitlin, D., Bennett, J., Horn, P. King, S. Makau, J. Masimba Nyama, G. 2019 Knowledge Matters: The Potential Contribution of the Co-production of Research to Urban Transformation’, SSRN Electronic Journal. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3470133.

Bennett, J., Morley, S., Wong, K., De Trevau, C. (2018) Change by Design 2017: Cape Town – Methods and Tools for Socio-Technical Support. Edited by J. Bennett. Cape Town, South Africa. Available at:

Bennett, J. (2018) Un-learning “community”: reflections on socio-technical spatial design support with Slovo Park, in Out-Of-The Box 2018 Conference Proceedings. Pretoria, South Africa, ZA: 2018 2018 Department of Science and Technology and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) Avaliable at

Bennett, J. (2018) Design Praxis in a post-Rainbow Nation City: a reflection on the limits & opportunities of spatial design led service learning in South African cities, in Through Local Eyes: Place-based approaches to emerging architectural, urban design and planning challenges in Africa and the Global South Proceedings. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Université libre de Bruxelles : Available at:

Horn, P; Mitlin, D, Bennett, J; Chitekwe-Biti, B & Makau, J. (2018) Towards Citywide Participatory Planning: Emerging Community-Led Practices in Three African Cities, SSRN Electronic Journal. GB: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3225770.

Bennett, J. (2017) Co-Designing the Driver’s Seat: A call for an “Open” Approach to Drawing Production in Spatial Design Practice, in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South (SOTL) Conference Proceedings. Johannesburg, South Africa, ZA: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South, 2017, p. 121. Available at: ISBN: 978-0-86970-803-3

Bennett, J. and Valley, S. (2017) Not a “NO-GO” Zone, in Lokko, L. (ed.) Folio Vol. 1 PUPAE. 1st edn. Johannesburg, South Africa: GSA Imprints (1), p. 272. Available at:

Osman, A. and Bennett, J. (2016) “Community” as the basic architectural unit: Rethinking practice through the experience of ASF, Ecuador.’, in Ayhan, B. (ed.) CUI ’16 IV. International Contemporary Urban Issues Conference. Istanbul, Turkey: Dergipark Akademik, pp. 100–112. doi: 978-605-9207-55-3.

Combrinck, C. and Bennett, J. (2016) Navigating hostile territory? Where participation and design converge in the upgrade debate, in Cirolia, L. et al. (eds) Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa. 1st edn. Cape Town, ZA: UCT Press, p. 497. Available at:

Cajilig, P. G., Bennett, J. and Pasta, F. (2016) Design from the passenger seat, Design Anthology, September, p. 45. Available at:

Bainbridge E, Bennett J, Campkin B, De Carli BA, Frediani AA, French M, Macedo C, Walker J, Macgregor-Rourke H, Issadeen A , Matiashe W et al (2016) Change by Design: Reimagining regeneration through participatory design in Cape Town. Edited by B. De Carli and A. A. Frediani. London: Oxford: Architecture Sans Frontiéres -UK & Development Action Group. Available at:

Osman, A., Toffa, T. and Bennett, J. (2015) Architecture and Agency: Ethics and accountability in teaching through the application of Open Building principles, in Ethics and accountability in Design: Do they matter? – DEFSA Conference Proceedings. Johannesburg South Africa, ZA: DEFSA, pp. 287–303. Available at:

Osman, A. and Bennett, J. (2014) People and Projects: The Importance of Catalysts In Teaching Community Architecture In South Africa, in UIA 2014 Durban Conference Proceedings. Durban, South Africa, ZA: UIA 2014 Durban, pp. 1442–1452. Available at:

Bennett, J. (2014) Participatory design beyond re-development: Johannesburg, South Africa. London: Architecture Sans Frontiere International, p. 9. doi: 10.13140/2.1.3110.6565.

Osman, A & Bennett, J. 2013. Critical engagement in informal settlements: lessons from the South African experience, in. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology, p. 13. Available at:

Breed, I., Claasens, M. and Bennett, J. (2012) The Design of Urban Form as Response to Elusive Patterns and Networks, Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. (Spaces & {Flows}), 2(2), p. 30.

Breed, I. and Bennett, J. (2012) Architectural Design In Response to Vulnerable Networks, in Sustainable Human(e) Settlements: The Urban Challenge Conference Proceedings. Johannesburg, South Africa: University of Johannesburg, p. 67. Available at:

Bennett, J; Casson, C ; Filipe, C; Makagubalane, L; Van Wyk, I. (2011). Slovo Park Project 2010: A Process of Understanding. Edited by C. Combrinck and C. Filipe. Slovo Park, South Africa: University of Pretoria. Available at:

Bennett, J. (2011) Platforms of Engagement: A process of critical engagement within a developing context. University of Pretoria. doi: 10.13140/2.1.1529.2161. Avaliable at