Dr. Hendrik Auret is both a professional architect and a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Free State (UFS) and obtained his PhD from the UFS in 2015. His research interests revolve around architectural moments that reveal the concerned relationships between dwellers and their emplaced existence as instances of care, with the long-term goal of developing the art of care into a mature, nuanced, and venturesome approach within the field of architectural phenomenology. Dr. Auret serves as chairperson of the Permit Committee of the Free State Provincial Heritage Resources Authority. He holds a Y2 rating from the NRF.