About Dr. Guy Trangos
Guy Trangoš is an architect, designer, and urban researcher. He holds a Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Science in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master of Architecture (Professional) from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Guy’s research examines the evolving relationships between urbanization, society, science, technology, and infrastructure. He has written on these and other themes for numerous publications including Folio, Perspecta, Scenario Journal, The Architectural Review, City Journal, Canadian Architect, and Architecture South Africa. He has also contributed to popular media publications on cities and architecture.
Guy has co-edited the book ‘Movement Johannesburg’ (The City, 2015), and journal volume ‘New Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial’ (Actar, 2019). His latest book ‘The Spatialities of Radio Astronomy’ will be published by Routledge in late 2022/early 2023.
He has wide teaching and research experience across a range of subjects. Guy has been a teaching fellow at Harvard GSD and a sessional lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked on major research projects at LSE Cities and the Gauteng City-Region Observatory. He has also served as a guest lecturer and critic at numerous institutions including Washington University, the University of Johannesburg, and Harvard GSD. He has undertaken research on five continents and has visited over forty countries.
Guy has over a decade of experience in practising architecture and has been instrumental in award-winning architectural, research, curatorial and graphic projects. His architectural approach is driven by a critical contextual ethos, which demands a socio-economic, political, and environmental awareness while intervening through sensitive, innovative, and spatially appropriate means.