Mpho Matsipa is an educator, researcher, and curator. She received her PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught Advanced Studio, History and Theory of Planning and Architecture at a number of universities. Namely, the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, and Columbia University. Mpo has written critical essays on art and architecture and was a co-investigator for research on Mobilities funded through a grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She has also curated several exhibitions and discursive platforms including the 14th International Architecture Exhibitions at the Venice Biennale (2008, 2021); African Mobilities at the Architecture Museum, Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2018 - 2020); and Studio-X in Johannesburg(2014 - 2016). Currently, Mpho is an Associate Curator for the Lubumbashi Biennale (2022), a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand and is working on her manuscript for African Mobilities following her Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.