School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Bridget Horner

horner@ukzn.ac.za 031-260-1415

  • Details

  • Position Lecturer;
  • Discipline Architecture;
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressShepstone 8th floor, No. 838

Degrees Held

  • Arch, B.BdgA, MSc.

Research Interests

  • The power of the subaltern, the potential of urban activation to raise awareness of community issues and the translation of meaning, memory and  future representations  through visual methods such as photography

Teaching Interests

  • Architectural theory, urban design, and physical construction (i.e. design and build) as a teaching tool.
Selected

Publications

  • Horner, B., 2016. Masihambisane, Architecture SA, 81, pp.
  • Horner, B., Young-Jahangeer, M. and Dhunpath, R., 2016. Performing Problems on the Pavement: An Innovative Approach to Architectural Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Journal of Architectural Education70(2), pp.203-213.
  • Horner, B., 2012. The Royal Bafokeng nation: cultural identity and spatial expression. In Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium.
  • Horner, B., 2001. Scrutiny and Consensus in the Palace of Westminster. In 3rd International Space Syntax Symposium.
  • Horner and Solis-Arias, 2018. “Introduction: University of KwaZulu Natal” In 10 years 100 projects Architecture in a Democratic South Africa by Joubert, Struik.
  • Masihambisane: drawing parallels, 2015 – spatial event in the city and a one night event on campus

Community Involvement

  • Current community involvement is with the community of students at UKZN Howard College as part of a ‘Meaningful spaces on Campus’ PHD project
  • Promenade walkers of Durban’s beach front with UKZN performance Studies – performance 2016
  • Community of walkers along Berea road interaction with dala and UKZN performance Studies – street activation 2015
  • Other community interaction projects have included: Point road community with Honours students in UKZN performance Studies – performance – 2014

Teaching Expertise

  • UKZN part time staff and full time staff since 2012
  • DUT part time staff
  • NMMU part time staff 1998-1999

Student Supervision

  • Masters students

    Currently supervising six students of varying topics addressing social issues such as spatial practice in markets to a potential synthesis of religious architecture past and present, to an exploration of environmental issues affecting climate change and architectures role in addressing this. 

    I have supervised more than 20 Masters by coursework students over the last few years with exciting co supervision support from  colleagues within Development Studies and Medicine.