DORMANTYOUTH Seed Awards recipient

Sentinel Pavilion Render 1 Thelma Ndebele
The Queered Concourse Staircase Artefact Render Thelma Ndebele


  • Racial justice
  • Free expression/civil society
  • Sexual/queer expression
  • Other(s)


  • Photography
  • Design
  • Music
  • Sound Art


  • South Africa
DORMANTYOUTH is a Johannesburg-based, non-binary (they/them) architect, who uses their alias to express DJ-ing as a research method for their now complete masters dissertation in Architecture (GSA at the University of Johannesburg) on mixing music as an act of temporal place-making within the night club space. This was born from their obsession with the intersection of music and architecture within music subculture gatherings in nocturnal Johannesburg. This interest in performance as a research method continues to shape the trajectory of their career as a spatial practitioner and researcher who aims to prototype a temporal, event-specific, architectural typology in South Africa.
Thick Skin Zine Mapping The Intersectional Thelma Ndebele