|Description of the project||ArchiAfrika is a design-based ‘community’ based run by architects, artists, musicians, writers, film makers and creative people who through their work, chronicle the ‘African condition.’
Together, we are broadening the discourse on Africa’s built environment to encompass the role of socio-cultural design inspired development. ArchiAfrika’s goal is to promote design strategies developed within the continent which address the challenges of our future and engage the next generation of professionals in this critical dialogue.
Their principal focus is a) to draw attention to the need for preservation and archiving of African architecture; b) to connect AA community members with the wider public by sharing documentation and research; c) to provide an active platform for discussion on all matters creative; d) to be a bridge generations within the creative fields; e) to develop ideas and products, with our partners, on design related subjects; f) to promote the need for design in Africa’s development agendas.
They organized African Perspectives is a series of conferences on Urbanism and Architecture in Africa. and the have created the ArchiAfrika Educational Network with a conference attended by 12 African schools of architecture in Accra in June 2012. The network aims to develop a collaborative programme between design, architecture and planning schools on the continent, nurturing talents and creating a platform to engage the talented next generation creative professionals in Africa and the African Diaspora.
Also, the organization is the organizer of the Adventurers in the Diaspora (AiD) a monthly forum, which highlights the achievements of creative people and their role in the development agenda of Ghana
|References, sources, contact person(s)||Wwebsite : http://archiafrika.org/|