Conference: African Perspectives +12

27 March 2019 00:00 till 29 March 2019 00:00 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment - By: Communication BK

From 27 to 29 March, the conference African Perspectives+12 on Design, Planning, and Construction will be hosted at BK City. The conference will focus on research and practice for inclusive, fair, and sustainable urbanisation.

More than 12 years after the 2007 conference on African Perspectives, this conference builds upon the legacy and intents to reinvigorate the discussion by attracting new voices to the dialogue. The conference is a catalyst for discussion, exchange and connection, with the clear goal of bringing together academia, practitioners, governance bodies, and cultural agents to engage and explore next steps for sustainable urbanisation in Africa. 

The conference is divided in two overarching themes:

  1. Best practices in fair, inclusive, and sustainable African cities and communities;
  2. Creating capacity for research, education and practice for African designers, planners and builders.

These two overarching themes will be reflected in the following five modules: 

  1. Contributions from research and academia
  2. Contributions from architecture, urban design, planning practice, and builders
  3. Contributions to education and capacity building for fair, inclusive and sustainable African cities and communities
  4. Civil society and governments forum
  5. Cultural celebration

Programme

During the conference, three parallel exhibitions are on display throughout the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment:

Additionally, you can already register for the conference in the Berlage rooms on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 16:30 - 17:00.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Theme: Education

08:30

Registration

BG.West.350, BG.West.290
09:00Welcome, by Dick van GamerenBerlage room 1
09:30Opening speech, by Mohammed Habib Idris, Deputy Head of Mission (Ghana)Berlage room 1
10:00Coffee breakBerlage room 2
10:30

Morning dialogues, by Fasil Giorghis (Addis Ababa University) and Lesley Lokko (University of Johannesburg), moderated by OluTimehin AdegbeyeBerlage room 1

12:00Lunch and documentary 'At least we tried' by Thanasis Kafetzis and Michiel SmitsRoom E
13:30Parallel sessions
15:00Coffee break and film by Vera van MaarenBerlage room 2
15:30Parallel sessions
17:30Lecture, by Claudio Acioly (UN-Habitat)Berlage room 1
18:30Conference dinner (optional)Berlage room 2

 

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Theme: Practice

08:30

Registration

BG.West.350, BG.West.290
09:00Welcome, by Andy van den DobbelsteenBerlage room 1
09:30Opening speech, by ambassador Million Samuel (Ehtiopia)Berlage room 1
10:00Coffee breakBerlage room 2
10:30

Morning dialogues, by Christian Benimana (MASS Design Group, Rwanda) and Rahel Shawl (RAAS Architects, Ethiopia), moderated by OluTimehin AdegbeyeBerlage room 1

12:00Lunch and Global Talk 'Architect & Activist' by PK DasRoom E
13:30Parallel sessions
15:00Coffee breakBerlage room 2
15:30Parallel sessions
17:00DrinksBerlage room 2
17:30Lecture, by Chrisna Duplessis (University of Pretoria)Berlage room 1
18:15


Round table: Reflections and way forward, by OluTimehin Adegbeye, Lesley Lokko, Chrisna Duplessis, Christian Benimana, Rahel Shawl, Fasil Giorghis, Claudio Acioly, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, and Dirk van GamerenBerlage room 1

 

 

More information

Updates and detailed information can be found here. For more information on the speakers and to enroll, please visit the website 'African Perspectives'.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the organisation here