Sandra Githinji Studio is an award-winning interdisciplinary design practice led by Sandra Githinji.
The practice spans the intersections of cultural histories, pedagogy, activism, and the built form with a focus on challenging the western-centric perspective, falsely perpetuated as a global norm, through cultural expressions that centre an African perspective, both on the
continent and diasporic. The studio works across scales and typologies, including hospitality, residential, retail, exhibition, object design and brand collaborations.
In 2023, Sandra was selected as one of Australian Design Review‘s 30UNDER30 designers and in the same year invited to take part in the first-ever Biennale College Architettura, in Venice. The program critically and creatively engaged with the two most pressing concerns of our time: decolonisation and decarbonisation, situated amongst the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, The Laboratory of the Future.
Sandra has contributed to the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) program at RMIT University for the past 3 years as a Sessional Lecturer. Through the Interior Specialisations and Design Studios delivered, she has placed emphasis on expanding the academic points of reference to Global South thinkers, critics, designers and artists. By introducing global voices and perspectives, the curriculum cultivates equitable design practices, encompassing cultural nuances, contextual considerations and an expanded discourse.