Educational Otherwhere Projects

Architecture and Children

The UIA Work Programme Architecture and Children presents five workshops, which offer different concepts of an approach towards architecture and urban development and their relationship to society for children and youth.

Workshop 1: (Opening only, ICC, Room 22G, Monday 4th August, 11pm)

“Children discover Architecture” invites children from several South African schools to a joint daily course with the Goethe Institute Johannesburg.

Workshop 2: (Monday 4th August, 2 pm)

held by Costa Rican architects, exercises a spatial sensibility using emergency houses as an example, from the perspective of children.

Workshop 3: (Wednesday 6th August, 2 pm) ‘Durban –

the City of Future’ offered by architects and teachers from the Start Art School Moscow; introduces children to the combined subjects of art and architecture.

Workshop 4 (Wednesday 6th August, 2 pm) -

initiated by an Egyptian architect, ‘Happy Grounds – an Architecture and Children Street Workshop’ aims to involve children in a participatory design process.

Workshop 5 (Tuesday 5th August, 3 pm) –

‘Architectural Gymnastics’ - Representation of Architecture by human body. Exercises with the Team Kenchiku Taiso, Tokyo. On offer to children and adults.

Curators: Hannes Hubrich, Ewa Struzynska, UIA-WP Architecture and Children
Where Beer Hall courtyard, River Town
Open to: Invited learners

Writing African Architecture Workshop

As part of the UIA2014 Congress, the Goethe-Institut promotes a pan-African exchange in the field of architecture, inviting a number of leading architects from the continent to engage in the conference, as well as hosting a workshop focussed on African authorship in architecture. Invited architects include Naeem Biviji (Kenya), Issa Diabaté (Ivory Coast), Koku Konu (Nigeria), Jean-Jacques Kotto (Cameroon), Lesley Lokko (Ghana/SA), Bisrat Kifle (Ethiopia) and doung Anwar Jahangeer (Mauritius/SA) . A special guest will be German curator and architecture historian Andres Lepik, head curator of the Pinakothek der Moderne and head of the architecture faculty at the Technical University in Munich.

Where: To be confirmed
Dates and times: 31/07/2014 – 01/08/2014
Open to: By invitation

Rivertown Summer School

Rivertown, as a former warehouse district in downtown Durban, offers unique opportunities as a ‘laboratory’ for the development of new concepts for a coherent mix of different social groups and their need to achieve a productive coexistence in our cities. The Rivertown Summer School will work on ideas for the revitalisation, social integration and sustainable development of inner cities, by introducing pedestrian oriented mixed uses and models for higher density building. The school also serves as a platform for international collaboration, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation in urban research and practice, specifically for young architects and planners from different parts of the world. The project is part of the UIA2014 ‘Durban Street Project Rivertown’ curated by Nina Nedelykov and Christiano Lepratti.

Where: Rivertown
Dates and times: 3-7 August
Open to: Public

Architecture Camp for High School Students

German language learners from six PASCH high schools (Schools: Partners for the Future) in South Africa and Malawi will be meeting for a camp in Durban from 3 to 9 August as part of the UIA2014 congress activities. Assisted by Yvonne Graefe from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, they will learn, explore and discuss what their cities, homes and other living spaces look like at the moment and what they could look like in the future.

Where: KZNSA
Dates and times: 03/08/2014 – 09/08/2014
Open to: By invitation