Amina Kaskar

Amina Kaskar

Amina Kaskar is a South African architect, having obtained a Masters in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and recently completed a Masters in Human Settlements from KU Leuven, Belgium. She is the co-founder of Counterspace, a collaborative architectural studio dedicated to architectural projects, exhibition design, art installations, public events curation and urban design. Counterspace was commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020 and was listed in the top 100 architecture firms in the world by Domus Magazine. She has also been involved in various curatorial projects with the Women’s Living Heritage Monument and The Cradle of Humankind. She is a CETA associate lecturer in the Wits School of Architecture and is currently running an Advanced Design Studio elective for the Honours program at Wits. Her work is predominantly formed with ideas towards gender and migration, exploring new categories in which the city can be investigated. She recently joined the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) as a PhD fellow. She was awarded the Global Minds scholarship to complete a PhD at KU Leuven. Her proposed PhD is entitled “Afro-Indo Agendas: South Asian female migration to South Africa and the shaping of urban space”.