L'école de Madonna du Malawi dans l'exposition Architecture Aedes à Berlin.
Madonna's Raising Malawi Academy for Girls through studio MDA and Markus Dochantschi is present at the Architecture Forum Aedes exhibition in Berlin from
August 12, 2010 to September 23, 2010.
Studio MDA at the Aedes
By Raising Malawi on 08.20.10
In a belated post, Raising Malawi would like to congratulate studio MDA — Markus and his entire staff — on receiving recognition for their work
on the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls in an exhibit at the prestigious Architecture Forum Aedes in Berlin.
The exhibition, "Measure of Man — Measure of Architecture: New Responsibilities in Architecture and Urbanism," will be on display through September 23 and is an
honor to everyone involved with this innovative project.
From Aedes announcement:
A defining characteristic of these architecture and urbanism projects is their intention to function as instigators of social, infrastructural or economic
change, over and above functioning as an aesthetic object.
At their best, these projects do not import principles and typologies from elsewhere, but rather develop insightful solutions that are grounded as much in observation and knowledge of local
situations as they are in the specialist training and professional expertise of their instigators.
These words embody the driving force and vision behind the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. We congratulate studio MDA on this much-deserved honor.
To move construction of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls forward, consider making a donation.
Source: Raising Malawi.
Measure of Man – Measure of Architecture
New Responsibility in Architecture and Urbanism
August 12 – September 23, 2010
Opening: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 6.30 p.m.
Aedes Am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Di-Fr 11 bis 18.30 Uhr, Sa-So 13 bis 17 Uhr
Recent years have witnessed a growing sense of responsibility among architects, urbanists, artists, activists and representatives from related disciplines worldwide, to use their specialist
knowledge, skills and networks to improve ordinary daily life by tackling issues which otherwise often remain unaddressed- in urban, suburban and rural environments, mostly, though not
explicitly, in developing countries or regions struggling with harsh natural environments.
A defining characteristic of these architecture and urbanism projects is their intention to function as instigators of social, infrastructural or economic change, over and above functioning as an
Based on observing patterns and needs of indigenous life, these projects develop insightful solutions and new typologies for living, learning and working. They serve to generate local identity
and through this increase social, educational and economic potential. At the same time they offer a local response to global challenges such as migration, poverty or energy sustainability.
The exhibition introduces a broad range of subject and projects from all over the world:
- A project in Spain promotes integration of migrant families and the maintenance of the architectural and cultural heritage by providing housing and work opportunities in rural
areas suffering from depopulation.
- On the African continent a number of educational facilities are established: an architecture university in a former factory building in Ethiopia, a self-sufficient academy for girls in Malawi as well as pre-schools and social hubs in rural areas of Mozambique. These projects employ
local workers and use traditional construction techniques and materials.
- Other projects include a sports and community centre Caracas, Venezuela; a reopened cinema in Jenin, Palestine; a housing
programme for flood victims in India using durable bamboo structure.
- Offering help towards self-help is one of the main goals of the projects on show; architecture and urbanism have a key role in their implementation. The exhibition presents practical solutions
for improving living conditions in Europe, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world and also reflects critically the benefits and limitations
of the respective approaches and responsibilities of its protagonists – individuals, universities, professional bodies or non-government organisations.
The exhibition is connected with the ANCB (Aedes Network Campus Berlin) programmes Re-act Lab and Measure of Man-Measure of Architecture (a
forthcoming pilot research project with European-based partners, curated by Klaudia Ruschkowski).
Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, Malawi
studioMDA, Markus Dochantschi, New York/USA, Frankfurt/Germany
HIM_Habitat Initiative Mozambique, Mozambique
Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Eike Roswag, Berlin/Germany,
School handmade in Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Cooperation school handmade, Anna Heringer, Linz/Austria, Eike Roswag, Berlin/Germany,
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Kosi Flood Affected Regions, Bihar/India
Owner Driven Reconstruction Collaborative (ODRC), Hunnarshala Foundation, Sandeep Virmani, Bihar/India,
Transbordering. A tactical manual for São Paulo street life, São Paulo/Brazil
Marcos L. Rosa, Kristine Stiphany, Berlin/Germany, São Paulo/Brazil,
Metro-Cable San Agustin, Caracas/Venezuela
Environmental Center and Music Factory, Favela Paraisópolis, Grotão, São Paulo/Brazil
Urban-Think Tank, Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner, Caracas/Venezuela, São Paulo/Brazil,
cinema jenin, Jenin/Palestine
CINEMA JENIN e.V., Marcus Vetter, Berlin/Germany, Tübingen/Germany and Cinema Jenin Association, Fakhri Hamad, Jenin/Palestine and Hucke Architektur, Aachen/Germany and Mara
remote-controlled, studio for space-encompassing artistic research, Anton Markus Pasing, Münster/Germany,
Nomadisch Grün (g)GmbH, Robert Shaw, Marco Clausen, Berlin/Germany,
Nuevos Senderos - new pathways for immigrant families, Provinces of Teruel, Soria and Guadalajara/Spain
CEPAIM Foundation, Madrid/Spain in cooperation with the Spanish Department of Employment and Immigration
Self-contained day labor station, San Francisco/USA
Public Architecture, John Peterson and Liz Ogbu, San Francisco/USA,
Bamburral: Permeable Foundations, São Paulo/Brazil
Kristin Stiphany and Brasil Arquitetura, São Paulo/Brazil
Dolmusch X-Press, Berlin/Germany
raumlaborberlin and Peanutz Architekten with HAU Berlin, Berlin/Germany
Speakers at the opening will be:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Markus Dochantschi, studioMDA, New York
Friederike Meyer, Redakteurin Bauwelt, Berlin
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs will write the introduction to the exhibtion. Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of
Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he
was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce
extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Sachs is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty
Visual materials related to the exhibition are available from Ulla Giesler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Architekturforum Aedes.