Amina Kaskar is a South African architect, having obtained a Masters in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2014, Johannesburg and completed a Masters in Human Settlements from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2018. She started her own architecture practice, Amina Kaskar Studio in 2020. She co-foundered Counterspace, a collaborative architectural studio dedicated to architectural projects, exhibition design, art installations, public events curation, and urban design. During her time at Counterspace, 2014-2020, Counterspace was commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020 and was listed in the top 100 architecture firms in the world by Domus Magazine. She has also been involved in various curatorial projects with the Women’s Living Heritage Monument and The Cradle of Humankind. She is a lecturer in the Wits School of Architecture. Her work is predominantly formed with ideas towards gender and migration, exploring new categories in which the city can be investigated. She is a PhD fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER). She was awarded the Global Minds scholarship in 2020 to complete a PhD at KU Leuven. Her proposed PhD is entitled “Afro-Indo Agendas: South Asian female migration to South Africa and the shaping of urban space”.