Born and raised in the fertile grounds of South Africa, Alexander pursued his Bachelor’s in Cape Town. His studies tackled difficult issues of the extreme inequality of Cape Town’s urban realm. They further revealed the complexities that emerge from an unmanaged urban growth, and how the urban fabric begins to reflect and spatialise society. With a hunger to see and understand more of the world he went to Santiago de Chile. Knowing no one there. With no place to stay. And only a handful of Spanish phrases – which no one understood. Emerging with new friends and remarkable experiences after a year, he went back home to do his one-year Honours post-grad. Three months after graduating his itchy feet (usually covered in beach sand or salty water) walked him to London and into the LSA – embracing yet another challenge. Another city. Another new perspective.