Guy Trangos

Guy Trangoš is a South African architect, designer and urban researcher. His doctoral research investigates the infrastructural, spatial and political implications of large science projects on landscapes and society.

Guy’s broader research considers the evolving relationships between urbanization, society, science, technology, and outer space. He has written on these and other themes for numerous publications including Folio (forthcoming 2019), Perspecta, Scenario Journal, The Architectural Review, City Journal, Canadian Architect, and Architecture South Africa. He has also written in popular media on cities and architecture. In 2015, Guy co-edited the book ‘Movement Johannesburg’, and has authored chapters in other edited volumes. He is currently co-editor of New Geographies 11 (forthcoming 2019).

Guy works commonly in multidisciplinary teams, and has been instrumental in award-winning architectural, research and graphic design projects. He has most recently been employed as a researcher at LSE Cities, a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, a researcher at the Gauteng City-Region Observatory, and a Teaching Fellow at the GSD. He has also been a guest lecturer and critic at numerous institutions.

Guy holds a MSc. in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master of Architecture (Professional) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Selected Publications

Trangoš, G. (forthcoming 2019). Space, Another Frontier: Colonization and the settlement of Mars in Folio 2. University of Johannesburg: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bobbins, K and Trangoš, G. (2018). Mining Landscapes in the Gauteng City-Region. GCRO: Johannesburg.

Trangoš, G. (2017) Deepening division: Interpreting scales of spatial contestation in Johannesburg in Perspecta 50. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA

Mahomed, F. and Trangoš, G. (2016) An exploration of public attitudes towards LGBTI rights in the Gauteng City-Region of South Africa in The Journal of Homosexuality, 63:10 1400-1421.

Trangoš, G. and Bobbins, K. (2015) Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of Johannesburg’s Mining Landscapes in Scenarios Journal, 5, online

Asmal, Z. and Trangoš, G. (eds.) (2015). Movement Johannesburg. The City Agency: Cape Town

Culwick, C., Gotz, G., Katumba, S., Trangoš, G. and Wray, C. (2015) Mobility Patterns in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa in Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2:1, 308-310

Trangoš, G., Adleson, I., Palominos, N., Valdez Young, A. and Alshalfan, S. (2014) Reordered publics: Re-imagining the City of London in City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18:2, 191-213


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Guy Trangoš hiking in the High Tatras, Slovakia, 2014