Lindsay Bremner

Architect, Professor, Historian

Visiting & Regular Faculty

Lindsay Bremner is Director of Architectural Research in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. She was previously Professor of Architecture and Chair in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia (2006 – 2011) and Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (1998 – 2004). She is an award-winning architect and writer and published, lectured and exhibited widely on the transformation of Johannesburg after the end of apartheid. Her published work on the city include The Politics of Rising Acid Mine Water(2013), Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998 – 2008(2010), chapters in Johannesburg – the Elusive Metropolis(2008), The Endless City (2008), Desire Lines: Space, Memory and Identity in the Post-Apartheid City (2007), Future City (2005), and contributions to Environment and Planning A and D, Domus, Public Culture, Social Identities, Social Dynamics, Cities and Urban Forum. In her design work, she takes on projects with social or cultural agendas such as her third placed entry for a Cyclone Shelter in Bangladesh (with Jeremy Voorhees, 2011), award winning Sans Souci Cinema project in Kliptown, Soweto (with 26’10 South Architects, 2004 – 2007) and second placed entry to the Freedom Square Competition (with Mashabane Rose Architects, 2002). Her current work is exploring ways of thinking about architecture as geology, and the ocean as architecture. She holds M. Arch and DSc. Arch degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a B.Arch degree from the University of Cape Town.