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ArchiAfrika has as its aim to put (modern) African architectural culture on the world map. It offers a platform for the exchange of news and expertise in this field. ArchiAfrika initiates and facilitates research and projects on the terrain of African architecture and architecture in Africa.
On a worldwide scale there is a growing interest for the non-western approach to modern architecture. An intensive dialogue is starting up between Asian, South-American and Western parties, in which the important voice of Africa often still is lacking.
For this reason ArchiAfrika aims its focus, which is based on dialogue, on Africa. It is targeted on the unlocking and scientific study of African architecture. This can probably contribute to help solve some of the contemporary worldwide architectonic issues on for example sustainability and cultural identity. In this way, ArchiAfrika aims to contribute to the achievement of the seventh millennium goal: ensure environmental sustainability and achieving significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020. Also, together with its African partner organizations ArchiAfrika works on the awareness of the value of the (modern) African heritage and its architectural identity.
ArchiAfrika is offering one of the first exchange platforms in the world engaged in a professional way with contemporary African architecture and can be considered the most lively and successful. ArchiAfrika fits well into this progressive cultural climate, and with its independent and open position proves to operate successfully in bringing to attention African architecture. Also, it can break through the existing barrier between English and French speaking countries in Africa.
|Laatst aangepast op dinsdag, 01 november 2011 15:50|