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Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture / Faculty of Architecture

University of Johannesburg / University of Pretoria


Elana van der Wath holds a Master of Interior Architecture (Professional) degree from the University of Pretoria, completed as part of an exchange programme with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Elana has lectured in South Africa, the UK and Hong Kong in both Interior and Exhibition Design. She holds a Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education and currently teaches at both the University of Pretoria and University of Johannesburg. Present interests include the exploration of narrative in design and the development and role of exhibition design as a spatial communication medium. Recent research explored the role of research practice as a design informant, with specific reference to design education in the UK.

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