Posted: 08 February 2023

GSA Director, Professor Mark Raymond interviews GSA Unit 7 Leader, Ngillan Faal.

Ngillan Faal is a Gambian architect and urbanist, interested in the processes of spatial production at all scales; and how we interact with them to create new spaces and patterns of occupation - the systems and tools by which we “make”.Currently the Programme Convenor for Making at the GSA and the Unit 7 Lead, she has recently set up a small studio –Faal & Kompin, to pursue research into African practices of making. This research interest is extended through her Visiting Research Fellowship at WITS University. Ngillan has worked in formal architectural practice in Johannesburg and London, and in policymaking on climate, equity, and urbanisation for groupings such as UN Habitat. She holds an MSc. in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and completed her professional architectural qualifications at the Universities of Sheffield, East London, and the Bartlett, UCL.