Ode to An Architect

July 21, 2017


Cape Town, South Africa


Khensani de Klerk, Giorgia Young

Ode to an Architect is an experimental short film following the occupational spiritual (dis)connection of a character who reads about her experience of Cape Town as a South African Black woman. Ode to an Architect is Matri-Archi’s first project, looking to storytelling and poetry as a medium of spatial critique and discourse outside of the typical purview of the praxis. The film was launched at a film screening event hosted by Matri-Archi at The Drawing Room (Observatory, Cape Town), which brought together other young artists to present their artwork including Bonolo Thomas (DJ set), Ibtishaam Toffar and Darren Coventry (painting exhibition). The film was submitted as an entry to the African Architecture Awards in 2017 in the category “critical dialogue” although, it was not awarded the prize. 

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Producers and directors: Khensani de Klerk and Giorgia Young

Editing: Giorgia Young

Drone footage: Ryan Shams

Poem: Khensani de Klerk

Music by Alfa Mist remix of Ben Hayes "Cradle"

Poster: Giorgia Young

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