Current Fellows: History Department, PhD
Valmont Layne is currently an NRF Early Career Fellow and PhD Candidate at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.
He has worked with questions of social transformation and justice mediated through cultural space including research, curating, collecting and advocacy. His work has been located at different sites – on museum practice and social justice at the District Six Museum, with curating ‘transformation’ at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, and with arts and rights-based research and policy advocacy at Arterial Network.
His current research reads ‘the Cape’ as an affective space, auditing its ‘jazzing’ and vernacular lifeworlds in terms which amplify the sonic, the postcolonial and the global.