Tau Tavengwa

Role/Position: Editor + Co-Publisher: Cityscapes Magazine / Curator-At-Large: ACC Email: tau.tavengwa@gmail.com Website: http://www.cityscapesdigital.net/

Tau Tavengwa is editor and co-publisher of Cityscapes Magazine. He is Curator-At-Large at the African Centre for Cities and a Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute (MPI-MMG) as well as an Associate at the London School of Economics’ LSE Cities. Tavengwa is also Extraordinary Lecturer at Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST). Tavengwa is a 2018 Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University


Prior to becoming a part of the ACC in 2009 he worked as a designer in the architectural field, concept/interpretation designer on various museum projects, creative director of Art South Africa (Now Art Africa) Magazine and a design curator as well as being Creative Director and co-founder & editor of Snapped Magazine, a quarterly on African photography.


Since 2009, Tau has worked on various ACC public-facing projects as a curator/coordinator & designer/editor in collaboration with the centre. Publishing projects with the ACC include Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities with Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone. Together with Edgar Pieterse, Tau co-founded and publishes CityScapes Magazine. He co-edits this bi-annual publication on urbanism and cities in the global south with Sean O’Toole. 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).