Jacob Lutta graduated as Interior Architect in 2011 from the School of Architecture and Design (SADE), Ardhi University in Tanzania. He has been awarded the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training-Tanzania (MoEVT) and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship to study Master course in Architecture from Dessau International Architecture Graduate School (DIA), Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • Dessau-Roßlau-Germany in the Year 2017.
His Master’s thesis Project “Improving informal settlements – case of Kunduchi area in Dar-es-Salaam” was developed at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, Germany. In this study, he looked into finding architectural responses to the continuously emerging challenges in the development of informal settlements.
Jacob Lutta has been working as an Assistant Architect/ Interior designer for more than five years. He works as an assistant lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam and Ardhi University at a Part-time basis. He is currently engaged with the Urban projects, Collective spaces and Local Identities research group at the KU Leuven department of Architecture, Ghent under the KULeuven Global Minds scholarship.
His Ph.D. seeks to achieve insights on the development of interstitial informal settlements through the transformation of its constituent collective spaces that can lead to the formulation of resilient and sustainable intervention strategies.
The project takes Survey-Mlalakuwa informal settlements as a study case and is being developed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Arch. Kris Scheerlinck and Prof. Dr. Ir. Arch. Yves Schoonjans (co-promotor).