We are going to Ghana to immerse ourselves in the daily life of the Ashanti culture and rural architecture to build a modern mud house, a prototype to change the local stereotype about building with earth because of poor construction. Join us for 3 to 10 weeks to help build a beautiful and durable house with earth and other local materials.
Be a part of this! Let’s create change where it is most needed. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the local issues and practical experience, as we immerse, explore and learn abroad. Students and recent graduates of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, international development and sustainable design practices are all invited to join the team to play a part in the build. Don’t worry, you will have time to see the region as tourists.
WORKSHOP I: May 15-July 12,2015; Three + Two: GHANA EARTH BUILDING WORKSHOP.
WORKSHOP LEADERS: Manuel Cordero, Christopher Tomasetti and Angela Heiwei Yang, who are M.Arch students at Columbia University in New York in the USA. CONTACT: ThreeTwoVilla@gmail.com / www.threetwoworkshop.com for application.
WORKSHOP II: 12th June- 15th August 2015; THE HANDMADEHOUSE. WORKSHOP LEADER: Louis Mayes, a graduate student in the History of architecture at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London Metropolitan University in the UK. CONTACT: email@example.com / www.HandmadeHouseGhana.co.uk / +44 (0) 7855012858 for application.
JOIN US! Our workshop offers you a life-changing experience. See the progress report of the winter workshops by: (1) team MOMOTH from France:https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-A-M-O-T-H/697563360309497?fref=photo) ; (2)https://ghanamud.wordpress.com by Anna Webster from the UK; and (3)https://www.facebook.com/SolterreBuildForGhana by Solterre Design from Canada.
PROJECT ORGANIZERS: www.nkafoundation.org / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: art, education, environment, international, poverty, sustainability, technology, youth
Contact Person: Bartholomew Nkurumeh
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Contact Phone Number: +(405) 819-4784
Organization: Nka Foundation