Pretoria, , Tshwane, 8
Mokgwetsi Phala came to the USA as a Fulbright scholar from the University ofCape Town South Africa where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture. His Thesis at the College of Architecture , at the Illinois Institute of Technology, dealt with the collaboration of music and architecture titled, Hyde Park Fun P[a]lace: Social instrument for interactive improvisation. After IIT, Mokgwetsi will be working in Chicago and will later return to South Africa to continue the practice of architecture committed to contributing both positively and responsibly to the built environment and academic community in South Africa. Here in Chicago, his passion for music and architecture has translated to his active involved in the cultural and music scene. Form being involvement as a radio personality with Radio IIT to dj'ing in and around the city, to producing music with some renowned icons within house music scene. All this is what he calls the his urban playscape.