Justin van Huyssteen – Writer, Academic, Educator


Background and General

justin van huyssteenJustin van Huyssteen is a writer, academic, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a master’s degree in Theory of Literature. His primary focus in this field is the analysis of artistic objects through a number of theoretical lenses. His predominant theoretical areas of interest include narratology and critical theory in general, with a particular focus on animal studies. Other than academia, he is a novelist, game reviewer, and freelance writer. Justin’s preferred architectural movements include the more modern and postmodern types of architecture, such as Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Brutalist, and Futurist varieties like sustainable architecture. He is also particularly interested in the many vernacular styles of architecture that have often gone unnoticed in favor of the more famous universalized styles. He likes the more inventive and unusual forms that tend to go against the descendants of Classical architecture.


Justin’s Job at artfilemagazine

Justin is working for artfilemagazine as an author and content writer since 2022. He is responsible for all blog posts about architecture.




Work Experience

  • 2022 – today,
  • 2021 – today, Independent External Marker,
  • feature articles, news articles, academic papers, investigative reports
  • 2017 – 2021, Teacher and Tutor for


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