African architecture schools network launched in Accra
A network of African architecture schools has been launched in Accra during a conference held by ArchiAfrika, the Accra-based international network of professionals and enthusiasts involved in African architecture and urban development.
The aim of the ArchiAfrika Educational Network (AAEN) – which was launched on 3 June in collaboration with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – is to develop cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue among Africa’s future architects and planners.
The network comprises a partnership between 14 architecture schools across Africa. At the launch each participating institution showcased the latest architectural developments in their respective countries as well as providing views on African architecture and planning.
ArchiAfrika was founded in 2001 by a group of Dutch architects that had worked for a number of years in Africa and who wanted to help put Africa’s architectural practices on the world stage.