INTERNSHIPS IN AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE (Ghana / Tanzania, Africa)Bookmark This
Abetenim Arts Village, Abetenim, Ejisu-Juaben District, Ashanti Region, Ghana; and (2) Sang Arts Village, Sang, Mion District, Northern Region, Ghana.
DescriptionINTERNSHIPS IN AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE
(Ghana / Tanzania, Africa)
CONTACT: email@example.com / www.nkafoundation.org for application form.
WHO: Open to students and recent graduates of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, international development and sustainable design practices from around the world.
THE PROGRAM: The architecture internship is a hands-on, fulls-on site-specific experience in a location outside of the Western culture. Work side-by-side with local artisans to generate an alternative using sustainable materials from the environment while furthering your knowledge of the intersections between architecture and rural community. Experience how a design problem, budget and site-specific dynamics such as materials, indigenous technologies and community can provoke resourceful thinking and hybridization. In the process, the student will learn to design what is buildable to make a well rounded graduate.
DATES: We accept interns year round for Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring Workshops, intern can stay for 3 to 6 months.
JOIN US! Our program offers you a life-changing experience designed to immerse the participant in the local culture and lifestyles for your personal development or professional growth as you interact with the environment and explore Non-Western ways of thinking and doing in earth architecture. See the progress report of the workshops by: (1) team MOMOTH from France: https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-A-M-O-T-H/697563360309497?fref=photo) ; (2) https://ghanamud.wordpress.com by Anna Webster from the UK; and (3) https://www.facebook.com/SolterreBuildForGhana by Solterre Design from Canada
ResponsibilitiesTHE INTERNSHIP ASSIGNMENT: For the internship, we propose four activities:
(1) Construction: Intern will learn one of the following building methods: cob, cast earth, rammed earth or mud brick construction and teach it to the workshop teams who come to the site for earth architecture workshops.
(2) Environmental Conservation: Tree planting and landscaping of the village through use of resources that are available in the community.
(3) Administrative: Assist the site’s Community Coordinator, as may be necessary to make the arts village a place that our international participants would like to return.
(4) You many engage in any other activity in line with the question: What is you motivation or goal of participating in our internship program? We want your participation to, in return, support your personal growth or career interests.