Noëleen Murray-Cooke

Noëleen Murray-Cooke is the Director of the Wits City Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds the Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism. Her key academic books include Desire Lines: Space, Memory and Identity in the Post-Apartheid City (Architext) (2007); and Becoming UWC: Reflections, Pathways and Unmaking Apartheid’s Legacy (2012). Her most recent book; Hostels, Homes, Museum: Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa appeared in 2014 and was awarded the Michael M. Ames Award for Innovative Museum Anthropology by the Council for Museum Anthropology of the American Association of Anthropologists. Her work offers a reading of architecture under and after apartheid.