These are the works in Rwanda.
Projects shall be listed here.
We’re in Berlin! The release of our latest issue 8 will be held at the BucherBogen at 7pm this evening. If you in Berlin be sure to come by and get a copy.
View of today’s session at the International conference: Urban Heritage Activism at TU Berlin. Presenter: Awami Art Collective A Vacillation: Public Art for Society
The concept of DIY (do it yourself) is surely not a new phenomenon. This is an something that has existing from the beginning of time. Wikipedia as of October 2016 describes it as the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals. It further goes on to state that Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where “individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)”. Architecture certainly falls under the Academic research category. However in the Architectural practice, the concept was fully brought to light in 1964, through the book entitled, Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-pedigreed Architecture written by Bernard Rudofsky.
Today more and more people are starting to embrace this concept in their spaces and even more in their lifestyles. It has become a means to an end particularly because of how affordable and fulfilling it is in terms of personal involvement in the process. As you read this issue, you will find various areas in East Africa where DIY has been embraced so much that it has even been given local names like ufundi and jua kali. Our various contributors also help to explain how they have been promoting the concept to improve the lives many people in rural areas. This issue takes you through the different degrees and/or level of DIY as required by the different clientele or target group.
Steve Jobs once said, “Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” We believe the same is true for DIY projects. There is always a story attached to the result. In conclusion, I will leave you with a quote from Frank Llyod Wright as your food for thought:
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright
Enjoy the issue!
ANZA just released our 6th issue! The architect:what we do! A beautifully crafted magazine with inspirational and contextual articles about architecture in east africa!! We are also proud to announce our supplement-ndani! that will now be released with each ANZA issue and will showcase products relating to the building industry and more! Get your copy of ANZA and a free copy of NDANI! along with it!
If you haven’t got the new issue, head down to The Greenroom at slipway Msasani and TPH bookstore along Samora avenue, tomorrow afternoon for your copy.. It comes with an exclusive copy of ndani, our all new supplement. For all those out of TZ, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of copies and your location and we will forward you the delivery details.
It had been a colourful and engrossing past couple of weeks for the ANZA team, I am glad the dust has slowly started to settle.
We had a successful end of workshop meet and great on Day 10. A special thank you to all those we were able to make it.
The release event was a great success and I attribute that first to God, then my team and our new members of the ANZA team Lydia Kanakulya, Jeremiah Oonyu, Maurice Senkondo and Clayton Mushi for their never ending creativity (we will be doing a series on them this week to introduce the new members of team). Last but not least, we would like to share our heartfelt gratitude to our partners in through the ANZA upcycle and exhibition, Archipelago productions and OGS studios. To see more of what happened that evening click here.
We march on, the end is near. Lots to do, so little time. Good times 🙂
As usual we present, the highlights of Day 9. We got to that point where we decide the cover for ANZA magazine issue 5. As you can imagine, this is quite a lengthy process. But we managed to make a decision and narrowed down to something we all thought would be suitable.
We then ended the day at the Black Tomato in Dar es salaam city centre at the art exhibition of one of our contributors and very close friend of ANZA magazine, Architect Nadir Tharani.
As you can imagine, the closer we get to the end, the more absorbed we get into the workshop. The past three days have been quite eventful, nevertheless we keep updating you with what we have been up to. The highlights of this week include:
- Our move to a new venue, the Eco Sanaa Terrace, CDEA Tanzania. I must say, it is a beautiful open space for workshops. We do highly recommend it.
- The “Context, Gravity, Expressions” photography and sound exhibition by one of ANZA magazine contributors.
- The visit from Ms. Tanya Mulamula, Brand engineer, who dropped by to have a discussion with us about the next steps for ANZA magazine and the upcoming events. I will also take this opportunity to say, watch this space because we are taking the people and spaces experience to the the next level.
Here is the week so far in images
We would also like to remind you about our end of workshop event tomorrow. Come be part of DAY 10.
Our ANZA 5 workshop week 1, was indeed an intense week as the team did their very best to get to the first draft of issue 5 whilst tirelessly preparing for the ANZA Upcylce fiesta. Both activities were successfully concluded on saturday 12th September, 2015. We were also joined by a group of young creative students from Ardhi University; Lydia Kanakulya, Jeremiah Oonyu, Clayton Mushi and Maurice Sekondo. These students made a remarkable logo of ANZA in the spirit of recycling.
On Day 4 of our workshop, we were hosted by Ms. Sarah Scott CEO of Archipelago Tanzania, our partners in the ANZA UPCYCLE FIESTA. We had a very nice partners and team meeting as we worked on he the final logistics of the event ahead. As we ended the week, day 5, we were privileged to have two special guests who attended our end of week one of the workshop presentation. These guests included:
- Dr. Kamugisha A.W. Byabato, Solar Energy for Sustainable Living specialist and lecturer at Ardhi University, Tanzania.
- Joel Lukhovi an artist and a photographer from Nairobi, Kenya. Joel will also be contributing to our fifth issue. You can see his works on his website or his blog.
Here is the the summary of the last three days of the week 1.
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A big thank you for all who have made this possible. After a successful first event, we are already working on our next event. Watch this space for more details.