Cultural Producers 2024

Architect / Filmmaker / Johannesburg

Oratile Mothoagae is a Pretoria based architect and filmmaker. He studied architecture at the University of Johannesburg in 2017 (BTech. Applied Design) and the Graduate School of Architecture in 2019 (MTech Prof). He is one of the directors of SSL Studios; a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on film and architecture founded in 2019.

Oratile’s research activities reveal the hidden stories of marginalised bodies in archives. This has led him and his colleague to establish an archive to preserve these stories at the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Department of Architecture and Industrial design. Oratile has taught at his alma mater and TUT. He is currently the technical assistant at the Architectural Archives at the University of Pretoria, where he is working on developing research, films and documentaries on South African and African architecture.