maxwell mutanda


maxwell mutanda

creative director at Studio [D] Tale
researcher at Southern Ecosystems



pluridisciplinary researcher,  visual artist & architect

Maxwell Mutanda  is a Lecturer in Environmental and Spatial Equity and Co-Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. His work investigates the role of globalisation, climate and technology within the built environment.

His achievements include the 2018 AFRICA’SOUT! Artist-in-Residence at Denniston Hill, New York; 2020 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future Fellow at Eyebeam; 2020 Graham Foundation Grant to Individuals; 2020 Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change grant from the Prince Claus Fund; as well as fellowships from The New Museum’s IdeasCity New Orleans; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2020); and DocLab: Liminal Reality, and IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling film festival screenings (2021). Maxwell studied Architecture at the Bartlett, University College London and is the 2020 MSc in Sustainable Urban Development Sheehan Scholar at the University of Oxford.

His work has been featured at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Arc en Rêve Centre d'Architecture, Bordeaux; the 2014 and 2016 Venice Architecture Biennales; the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial; and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Maxwell has been an editorial contributor for The Architectural Review as well as an advisor for the Prince Claus Fund's Building Beyond Mentorship programme. He is currently a Trustee on the board of Mediale, an international media arts charity and arts festival based in York, and the Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Funded Organisation (NPO) Eclipse Theatre Company, a leading Black-led touring company based in Leeds.

Mutations. An exhibition at Villa 102, Frankfurt am Main
© KfW Stiftung, Photo: Jens Gerber