Ismail Farouk is an artist with a background in Fine Art and Human Geography. His work explores creative responses to racial, social, political and economic justice. Farouk is currently employed as a research officer at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, where he is responsible for the running of the Central Citylab and the urban culture portfolio. He produces public art and the research Creative Cities: the core of this research investigates "culture led urban renewal" discourses.
I. Farouk, “Burying the Dead at Avalon Cemetery”, in N. Brodie (ed.), The Joburg Book, Pan Macmillan Publishing South Africa, Cape Town 2008. I. Farouk, “Mapping the Routes of the Soweto Uprisings”, in A. Hlongwane (ed.), Footprints of the 'Class of 76': Commemoration, Memory, Mapping and Heritage, Library Publications, Johannesburg 2008. I. Farouk, "South African Cities", in P. Noever, K. Meyer (eds.), Urban Future Manifestos, Hatje Canz, Ostfildern 2011.