arctalk's empowerment by design series continues with
Thomas Aquilina, RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Winner, who will share his
experience and research "The resiliencies and possibilities of the modern African city."
date : Wednesday, March 20 at 5:00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor studios at FAED on KIST’s campus
The African [popular] city is open to endless and imminent possibilities for transformation or change. In urban environments often termed “informal” these cities become fundamentally critical subjects, not as a process of accelerated urbanisation, but because they offer a radically different way of being.
2012 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholar, Thomas Aquilina, is developing further an investigation he started in a university thesis based on Mathare in Nairobi,The street that opens onto somewhere.
His current research traces the intersections and movements of [popular] African economies: a complex interplay of urban relationships, actors and practices across a number of African cities.Thomas will explore an everyday experience of architecture and offer some extraordinary moments from his research observations and methods in Cairo, Addis Ababa, Kampala and Kigali.