School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Bridget Horner

Bridget Horner


Discipline Architecture

Contact Number 031-260-1415

Campus Howard College Campus

Office Address Shepstone 8th floor, No. 838

Last Updated 1 year ago

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.


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.