Sub-Sahara - Exceptional project work
[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa
Ed. by Mueller, Baerbel
- Contributions from well-known architects, urban researchers, artists, and scientists from Africa, Europe, and the USA
- Innovative interdisciplinary and applied research
Aims and Scope
[a]FA is a laboratory of the Institute of Architecture of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, in which spatial, infrastructure, ecological and cultural phenomena of the Sub-Saharan region are investigated. The concept for each project is based on an interdisciplinary and trans-cultural approach.
This publication documents three projects that were carried out between 2011 and 2015. GUABULIGA _ WELL BY THE THORN TREE / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, STAGING APAM / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and LUBUNGAMODE / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DR of Congo. The book illustrates the projects’ creative processes and contexts, embedded in contemporary discourses – well-known experts from architecture, art, theory, and urban sociology take a stand.