Sunday, September 28, 2008

what its all about

a project focused as much on process as on object

With the involvement of volunteer students from Europe and the partner institutions in SA design and build a sustainable grade ‘R’ school as a community project in the Ivory Park township north of Johannesburg/South Africa.

Who we are:

20 volunteer students from 5 Architectural Faculties (Vienna, Salzburg, Trieste, Venice, Florence) and from the International Development Faculty of Vienna, under the leadership of Dustin Tusnovics, from the Technical University of Vienna, who has already realized two design and build projects in South Africa and Marlene Wagner as assistant.
The partners in South Africa are the NPOs Education Africa and Shanduka – Adopt a School Foundation who have identified the project for the Kanana Primary School.

How we do it:
As the entire project is based on volunteers dedicated to an idea, the project can only be realised with the help of donors and sponsors. The students pay for travel and transport from/to South Africa and within, plus the costs for food and beverages,
our partner NGOs will find sponsors for accommodation, do all the organisational work to make all this happen. Our aim is to create a transdisciplinary process by involving different educational institutions, local organisations and the community to provide an exchange of knowledge, skills and culture.
We are therefore looking for sponsors to finance the building costs for the realisation within the next year.

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