Miliswa Ndziba

Ndziba Miliswa

Miliswa Ndziba is a South African student currently in Unit 19 at the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture. For her thesis, she is designing a series of paper toys that make concepts of colonial and Apartheid spatial planning accessible to children. In the final year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria, she interned at 1to1 – Agency of Engagement, an NPO that facilitates spatial design strategies through critical engagement with residents in poor unsafe areas of South Africa. During her time at the organisation, she was presented with the opportunity to present her research at Backstory, which was an urban story-collecting/sharing project with the users, managers and makers of the city known as Jo’burg. Her research project, Toolbox, engaged grade 3 learners at Jeppe Park Primary School to develop an educational tool that makes use of story-telling, mapping and 3-d modeling to nurture spatial literacy in children.