Tomà BerlandaCapetown, South Africa
Tomà Berlanda is an architect with a Ph.D in Architecture and Building Design from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2009). He is Director and Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, where he pursues his research interests focusing on the implications that can be drawn from a non-stereotypical reading of the African city and the practice of architecture in non-Western urban settings and landscapes. Previously, he cofounded ASA studio in Kigali where he designed community-based early childhood and health facilities across Rwanda. He teaches at various institutions, regularly writes for specialized magazines and is coauthor of Interpreting Kigali, Rwanda. Architectural Inquiries and Prospects for a Developing African City (University of Arkansas Press, 2018).