Tatum is interested in the capacity for public space and infrastructure to be tools for political engagement and ecological transformation.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Masters in Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources from London Metropolitan University. She has a broad range of experience having worked in architectural research and publishing and the non-profit sector in Johannesburg.  She moved to the UK to focus on affordable housing and taught at the University of Bedfordshire.  Tatum has returned to graduate school at the University of Texas in Austin and is completing a dual degree in Urban Design and Community and Regional Planning in order to pursue a career as an urban practitioner and educator.

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  • Systems Thinking
  • Ecology
  • Affordable Housing
  • Green Infrastructure