Maxwell Mutanda is a pluridisciplinary artist/research/designer whose meticulously detailed collages, data visualisation and architectural practice investigate the role of globalisation and environmental protection, as well as technological and demographic change on the built environment. He is a cofounder of Studio [D] Tale, a multidisciplinary design research firm. Mutanda has achieved recognition as a fellow at Ideas City New Orleans, an initiative of The New Museum, New York (2019); the AFRICA’S OUT! Artist in Residence at Denniston Hill, New York (2018); and the British Council’s ColabNowNow Residency, Maputo (2018). Mutanda studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and has exhibited at institutions worldwide including the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2015); the Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, Bordeaux (2015); the 2014 and 2016 Venice Architecture Biennales; and the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Mutanda has been a guest lecturer and visiting critic at the University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg respectively, 2016/2017.
Image Credit: Brigitte Ellis for #cocreateDESIGN