Shaakira Jassat is a graduate of the University of Pretoria (SA) and the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). Born and raised in South Africa, she now lives in the Netherlands. Her previous profession in the interior architecture field, together with her upbringing in a young democracy in South Africa plays a role in informing her work. In her latest projects she focuses on food, ecological resources, architecture and society, following an intensive drought in Cape Town between 2015 and 2018. Her research methods range from being on and off field all the way to multidisciplinary experimental research. She has featured as a top 10 Global Graduate speaker at the Design Indaba Conference in 2018 with her project thirTEA for ONE and recently won the Kazerne Design Award with her project Tea Drop.
🌍 South African