Maxwell Mutanda

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Maxwell Mutanda

Creative director Maxwell Mutanda uses multidisciplinary research combined with visual art and architecture to analyse the role of globalisation, climate and technology within the built environment.

Based in Zimbabwe, Mutanda is a creative director at Studio (D) Tale and a design fellow at returnable packaging service, CupClub. Before this he studied Architecture at the Bartlett, and is the 2020 MSc in Sustainable Urban Development Sheehan Scholar at the University of Oxford.

Other achievements include a 2020 Graham Foundation Grant to Individuals; a 2020 Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change grant from the Prince Claus Fund; as well as fellowships from The New Museum’s IdeasCity New Orleans; and Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2020).

On top of his, his work has been featured at Design Indaba; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Arc en Rêve Centre d'Architecture, Bordeaux; the 2014 and 2016 Venice Architecture Biennales; the 2015 Chicago Architecture Bienniale; and the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.


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