Solam Mkhabela was educated at the Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA); the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; The Cooper Union, New York City; and the School of Architecture and Town Planning, University of Cape Town, where he gained both a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and a master’s degree in city planning and urban design. He worked on the award-winning 1997 film The Foreigner (co-produced by Catalyst Films) and is a co-founder of the design collaborative blacklinesonwhitepaper (2002). Mkhabela has worked with different architectural and urban design studios, for the Market Photo Workshop and is a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is currently a recipient of the Thuthuka Research Grant, offered by South Africa’s National Research Foundation, for his PhD – Urban Scripting – on the role of audiovisual in the urban design of streets.