Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Architecture for Humanity Charrette on Saturday for Tanzania's Nyegina Resource Center

Architecture for Humanity Chicago is partnering with Tanzania Development Support to prepare designs for . . .
a new three-phase library, teacher enhancement center, and computer lab. The facility will be located on the grounds of the Nyegina Secondary School, a Catholic-run boarding school, and will also serve a nearby government primary school as well as the village of Nyegina.

Education remains a critical issue in Tanzania, especially in the rural Mara district on the shores of Lake Victoria. This will be the second library in this district of over a million inhabitants, and a crucial piece of infrastructure for the schools and the community.
Saturday, October 8th, there will be a kickoff,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. charrette in room 1227 of the Sullivan Center at The School of the Art Institute, 38 South Wabash. 

"Participants will work in teams to develop schematic schemes that day, and will optionally have until Monday, October 24th to finish documenting their ideas before they're sent to our partners TDS and UMABU for review. Lunch will be provided."

Email Laura Bowe if you plan to attend, she'll put you on the security guest list.

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