Sumayya Vally

Architect Johannesburg / South Africa

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Sumayya Vally
Sumayya’s design, research and pedagogical practice is committed to finding expression for hybrid identities and contested territories. She is in love with Johannesburg. It serves as her laboratory for finding speculative histories, futures, archaeologies, and design languages; with the intent to reveal the invisible.

Sumayya’s work is often forensic, and draws on performance, the supernatural, the wayward and the overlooked as generative places of history and work.

Presently based between Johannesburg and London, Sumayya is the lead designer for the Serpentine Pavilion 2020/20 Plus 1.
Sumayya Vally
Sumayya Vally
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Sumayya’s design, research and pedagogical practice is committed to finding expression for hybrid identities and contested territories. She is in love with Johannesburg. It serves as her laboratory for finding speculative histories, futures, archaeologies, and design languages; with the intent to reveal the invisible. Sumayya’s work is often forensic, and draws on performance, the supernatural, the wayward and the overlooked as generative places of history and work. Presently based between Johannesburg and London, Sumayya is the lead designer for the Serpentine Pavilion 2020/20 Plus 1.