Mandy Shindler is a recently qualified architect and fibre artist based in Johannesburg. She is a former student at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg. Her final project, entitled Labour of Love: a Birthing Centre for the 21st Century was awarded a distinction and was widely considered one of the most innovative and ground-breaking projects of its year. Her complete Masters portfolio work was done in Fibre. She began her studies in architecture in her forties, after raising a family and having a successful business. Her work at the Graduate School of Architecture paved the way for young women architecture students to explore issues of identity, gender, power and feminism in previously unheard-of-ways. In March 2020 Shindler was invited to the Spitzer School of Architecture in New York to exhibit and speak about her work. She is currently creating several textile series and wall art that relates to her life and her passion in architecture, lines and textiles. Shindler’ work is very experimental as she breaks the boundaries of textile wall art, she uses many mediums including but not limited to hand dyeing, screen printing and paint dyeing.