Jhono Bennett

Jhono Bennett

Board member , ASF-Int
Member Organisation:
Board Mandate: 2019 - 2020

Jhono Bennett is an architectural urbanist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a co-director and co-founder of 1to1 – Agency of Engagement, a design based social enterprise that has been developed to support the re-development of South African cities through addressing systemic spatial inequality post-Apartheid.

He is currently undertaking a Practice-Led PhD through the Pan African College on Sustainable Cities based at the Wit’s Global Change Institute. Through this study he is exploring various contested imaginaries in-action through the enforcement of urban policy in South African public space with a focus on the inter-sectional effect these  forces  have in key city-making forces.

 

1to1 – Agency of Engagement is a non-profit entity that facilitates spatial design strategies through critical engagement with residents in poor or unsafe areas of South Africa.

With the 20 year mark of political freedom at our doorstep, the social scars of spatial segregation in South Africa’s built environment is arguably the most tangible legacy of our past. No-where is this more evidently seen than in the plight of 1.8 million+ South African informal settlements inhabitants.

As part of 1to1’s mission to share its earned knowledge and grow as an organisation we aim to publish and share our work with as many local and international viewers as possible.

Jhono Bennett

Board Member

Member Organisation:
1to1 Agency of Engagement

Board Mandate: 2019 – 2021

Jhono Bennett is an architectural urbanist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a co-director and co-founder of 1to1 – Agency of Engagement, a design based social enterprise that has been developed to support the re-development of South African cities through addressing systemic spatial inequality post-Apartheid.

He is currently undertaking a Practice-Led PhD through the Pan African College on Sustainable Cities based at the Wit’s Global Change Institute. Through this study he is exploring various contested imaginaries in-action through the enforcement of urban policy in South African public space with a focus on the inter-sectional effect these  forces  have in key city-making forces.