Events - in Africa

Think Global, Build Social! Architecture for a Better World

When: From 4 August until 4 October 2016
Where: MOAD, 281 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg (South Africa)

The exhibition Think Global, Build Social! – Architectures for a Better World explores the theme of social responsibility in contemporary architecture. Conceived jointly by the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, its tour to South Africa is supported by the Goethe Institut.

Schools, public spaces, and residential buildings make up the bulk of the projects chosen by Lepik, each embracing local building traditions and techniques and fostering collaboration with those who will use the spaces; a two-way transfer of knowledge that promotes the development of an architectural way of life that exists far from the shiny monoliths that so regularly woo fans of contemporary design. (We are not innocent of this ourselves.)

A fascinating look at engaging projects tackling social issues on a global level, Think Global, Build Social! Architecture for a Better World (in collaboration with Goethe-Institut) continues at MOAD Museum of African Design until 4 October.


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