Several projects of us published in the catalogue of the exhibition “Think Global, Build Social!”
“Austria plays a surprisingly important role in the design-build movement, as is currently shown in the focus on Austria, Spot on: Österreich / Austria, which forms part of the exhibition “Think Global, Build Social. Architectures for a Better World”
With the jointly conceived exhibition “Think Global, Build Social! Architectures for a Better World” the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) direct their attention to the question of contemporary architecture’s social responsibility.
photocredit: Therese Wagner
“Contemporary architectural practice in Africa is witness to many new and innovative approaches in the area of socially committed building:
schools, nursery schools, marketplaces, hospitals, cultural centers, sports facilities and assembly halls.
It is these public buildings and commonly used spaces in particular where signs of new utility and architectural concepts are made manifest. In many cases, future users are directly involved in the design and building processes. In addition to the use of the latest technology many of the construction projects are being developed with local materials and resume dormant building traditions.”
“In its exhibition »AFRITECTURE – Building Social Change« the Architekturmuseum der TU München will shed a spotlight on those projects, with a particular emphasis on those that have been initiated by architects and whose conceptualization incorporates global relationships in addition to those of local culture and individual social groups. By taking into account ecological, economic and social aspects several architects have developed sustainable approaches and solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing design challenges. The exhibition comprises twenty-eight projects from ten countries within Subsaharan Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and South Africa. All projects have been developed since the turn of the millenium and have been planned by African as well as European and North American architects.”
build Collective exhibiting and joining the discussion
find more information on the event and Global Studio here
New ways in Architectural Education – international symposium for cross-cultural, practice-orientated projects in teaching and research.
The international symposium and exhibition took place at the Department of Architecture, TU Berlin from November 29th to December 1st, 2012.
Before buildCollective left Tanzania we had a nice good bye and hand over ceremony including food, drinks and an exhibition of Marions pictures taken during the construction process. All involved team members, Fonelisco and people from the community joint and picked their picture from the workshop wall.
We also took the group picture showing the Tanzanian collective and hang it in the new building to memorize the exciting time and keep the spirit until we are back for next phase !
TaxiRank container presents an exhibition initiated by Anja Planiscek, curated by Peter Rauch and Sanele Ziqubu!
HOMES I have not been to – the participatory photographic project asks questions like how a space someone inhabits becomes home?
Is it only a physical space, a shelter from the outside and public life, that makes home for us? Or – is home something more intangible, not necessarily enclosed by walls and a roof?
+++++action architecture++++skills development and capacity upgrade+++++demand of social infrastructure and housing++++
+++exhibition work completed 2010 +++++ teaching assignment with FH Kärnten++++use of concrete pillars produced by the local construction team in Magagula Heights ++++optimized with construction engineers from FH Kärnten.