[artinfo] OPEN CALL (TH!NK: Art+Architecture Challenge, Ghana)

art+architecture nkaprojects at gmx.com
Thu Jun 7 05:44:02 CEST 2012

Dear Colleague at Artbase,
I am happy to inform you that following the successful pilot design-build program Vernacular African Architecture at Sang Arts Village in Ghana, the second edition, Art+Architecture Camp starts in September/October 2012. See the press release at http://prlog.org/11891836 . For more information about our projects, see: http://www.nkafoundation.org/projects.html.
By the attached brief, we are inviting individual or team participations from around the world, and will welcome camp leaders and NGOs/schools as partners. Along these lines, we ask that you please post our call for participation / e-mail to others in your circle of contacts you think might be interested in the opportunity.
Thank you for your support and encouragement. 
Good wishes
Barthosa Nkurumeh, PhD. Nka Project Director
 Tel: +1 (405) 819-4784 (Central Time)
Project Web Site: www.nkafoundation.org http://www.nkafoundation.org/  E-mail:  info at nkafoundation.org / nkaprojects at gmx.com 

(Press Version)
TH!NK: Art+Architecture Camp
WHAT: Design-build camp for learning-by-doing on African architecture
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Open to all students and graduates of design, architecture, art, engineering, camp leaders and schools interested in sustainable architecture and rural community development projects in 
WHERE: Sang  in Sang, 50 kilometers from Tamale in 
·10x10 Shelter Workshop; September 2-30, 2012
·Rammed Earth Workshop; October 22, 2012- February 2, 2013
·Vault Roof for the ; February 7 - May 7, 2013 
·A Natural Acoustic Studio; March 21– May 7, 2013 
·Open Forum; June 2 – August 2, 2013 
·Sang ; October 2, 2013 – August 2, 2014
COST: €1,040/$1,350 per person for the 6-week camp(Includesairport pick up, accommodation, food and project costs)
DEADLINE:No fixed deadlines (applications are accepted until all spots are filled)
TH!NK is designed as an art+architecture camp to bring together participants from diverse backgrounds to explore the relationship between art, architecture and community to generate a modern structure using sustainable materials from the environment such as earth, straw, stone, wood, and recycled/reused materials. TH!NKseeks to immerse participant in the dialectics of observing, analyzing and drawing on the site-specific conditions to push for resourceful thinking.The goal is to adapt vernacular construction techniques and materials, such as cob, natural plaster, grass thatching and vaulted roof to create a workshop/ learning center for the rural community. This project offers a unique opportunity for architects and builders at all levels to collaborate with artists in the design-build process for cross-fertilization of ideas and skills. Join us! Show the world how to re-think the vernacular African mud house! Project is organized by Nka Foundation in collaboration with CCEIR at the University for Development Studies in Tamale and Sang Project Focus Team mobilized through the United Nation’s onlinevolunteering.org. To apply e-mail your CV/resume, date you are applying and website/sample of your work to info at nkafoundation.org. For additional information on our previous projects go www.nkafoundation.org.

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