Tau Tavengwa

Role/Position: Editor: Cityscapes / Media + Design Email: tau.tavengwa@gmail.com Website: http://www.cityscapesdigital.net/

Tau Tavengwa is attached to the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. He has worked as a designer in the architectural field, concept/interpretation designer on various museum projects, creative director of Art South Africa Magazine and more recently as creative director and co-founder & editor of Snapped Magazine, a quarterly on African photography.


He has worked on various ACC public-facing projects as a curator/coordinator & designer/editor in collaboration with the centre. His most recent publishing project with the ACC is Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities with Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone. Tau is editor as well as founder/publisher of bi-annual publication CityScapes Magazine – a magazine about urbanism and cities in the global south.  in 2014, he curated City Desired, an exhibition exploring the lives of 11 Cape Town residents as a reflection of ordinary people’s lives in South African cities. He was Guest Curator of International Biennale of Architecture Rotterdam  (IABR2016: The Next Economy).


Tavengwa is a Loeb Fellow 2017-18 at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.