Empowerment by Design Symposium

What: Please join us Friday, May 31 beginning at 3:30 PM in KIST’s FAED Building for the inaugural design symposium hosted by the Department of Architecture and FAED’s Cultural and Outreach Committee with Keynote Speaker Raul Pantaleo of studio tamassociati.
Date: Friday, May 31st
Time: 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: FAED @ Kigali Institute of Science and Technology
Cost: Free!
The Department of Architecture’s cultural outreach for the 2012-2013 second semester aimed to stress the role architecture and design can have on a community and the potential role it can play in development, awareness, and activism. Design and planning for a community can be the catalyst for change-making.
Our afternoon will begin with 20:20 Presentations from local designers, creative thinkers and visionaries sharing their projects, practices and ideas on community empowerment, followed by Q&A and discussion panels with the presenters. FAED is honored to welcome architect, graphic designer and partner at design studio tamassociati, Raul Pantaleo as the event’s keynote speaker. To close the day, we will be screening Unfinished Spaces: The National Arts School of Cuba.
On exhibit will be the studio and the thesis work from the award winning students in each year and the announcement of the 2012-2013 studio awards. Additionally, KIST is proud to host the International Exhibition Archigineer Africa: Collective Housing in Africa. The exhibit will open on the ground floor studios in FAED and in the arcbox on Friday, 31 May and run through Friday, 7 June. Find more details and get a sneek peak of the winners at: http://www.afrikarchi.com/
Please join us for the full event or drop in for just a portion. Refreshments and good conversation provided. Open to the public!


Transforming Communities Through Architecture and Urbanism

FAED arcontest 2013

African countries are facing an enormous challenge in the child development sphere: With over 140 million children scattered across Africa, the future of the continent is at stake. In addition, the international image of children is becoming increasingly homogeneous and based on a Western derivation of appearance and characteristics.
Recent international and national development efforts in countries all over Africa have promoted children education and nutrition as the key to help communities overcome poverty, improve their lives and change their future. Mobilizing local governments to build safe, healthy, affordable and environmentally sound educational institutions for children and their communities, however, has proven difficult at best.
Several research projects have found that integrated and well-coordinated Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs help countries maximize the effectiveness of their investments in children. Importantly, vulnerable children, their parents and legal guardians require well-integrated and coordinated ECD services to meet their needs.
This international design competition is open to students and graduates of the 2012 and 2013 academic years. Deadline for registration is 23rd June 2013 and submission deadline is 7th July 2013. The winner and four honorable mentions will be announced on 12th July 2013.

Contact faedcultureoutreachcommittee@gmail.com for the bases and more details or questions.