School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Yashaen Luckan

luckany@ukzn.ac.za 031-260-2714

  • Details

  • Position Lecturer;
  • Discipline Architecture;
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressSheptone Building, Level 8 No. 827

Degrees Held

  • PhD: Architecture
  • Master of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Technology: Architecture

 Research Interests

  • Humanistic Urbanism
  • Spatial Humanities
  • Transformative Pedagogy

Teaching Interests

  • Theory
  • Design
  • Research
  • Law

Teaching Expertise

  • Research-led Design: The development of Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in research and towards place-responsive design.
  • Ethical Professional Practice
  • Humanistic Urbanism / Social Ethics in Design
Selected

Publications

  • Luckan Y. 2017. Decolonising education: an ethical response to society. FOLIO Modern | African | Critical, Vol.1 – Pupae. Winter / 2017. pp 170 – 181
  • Luckan Y. 2015. The Human City: People, Place and Time as critical determinants of urban quality. Tsinghua University, Urban Design Journal. Vol. 2 / 2015: pp 048 – 063
  • Luckan Y. 2015. An architectural intervention: redefining lost space Seaview, Durban South. KZNIA Journal. Vol. 40. Issue 3 / 2015. p 9
  • Luckan 2014. Analysis and perception: architectural pedagogy for environmental sustainability, Eco-Architecture Journal Vol.5, WIT Press 2014. pp. 577-588.
  • Luckan Y. 2014. D’Urban resilience: The Warwick Junction Precinct. L’architettura delle città: The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni. Vol. 3-4-5 / 2014: The City in Evolutionary Age: pp 165 -194
  • Luckan, Y. 2012. Chapter 9: Towards a sustainable architectural profession in Post-Apartheid South Africa: questions of segregation and disconnection. in Adebayo, A(Ed.). Architecture and the City: Mega Events, Spatial Interventions and Housing Policies. Durban, South Africa: Fishwicks Printing. pp 108-122
  • Y. 2014. Analysis and perception: architectural pedagogy for environmental sustainability. Proceedings of the Wessex Institute, Proceedings of the Eco Architecture 2014 Conference. Siena Italy. pp 577-588.
  • Y. 2014. The transformation of architectural education towards ethical social practice: a model for interdisciplinary collaboration and social participation. Proceedings of the UIA 2014 Conference. Durban. pp 702-711.
  • Y. 2013. The strategic position of the architecture programme within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Durban University of Technology: towards interdisciplinary engagement – bridging the gaps between theory and practice. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of the South African Society for Engineering Education. Cape Town. pp 105-117

Community Involvement

  • June 2014 – to present: SACAP – President
  • 2013 – Present: UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Urban Quality and Culture – Steering Committee member
  • 2009 -2013:  SACAP- Heads of School Committee
  • 2009 -2014: SACAP- Validation Board
  • 2009 – to present: Council on Higher Education (CHE): Evaluator of applications from various universities and private institutions for accreditation of their proposed new programme offerings

Student Supervision

  • Masters Supervision: 3 completed
  • Masters Co-Supervision: 2 completed
  • PhD Supervision: 1 Current
  • PhD co-supervision: 1 Current