Angela Mingas Talks to African architecture students

Angela Mingas Talks to African architecture students
past over 1 year ago

Wed, Mar 8. 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Uganda Martyrs University Rubaga Mpigi, Uganda

Event Details

ArchiAfrika Educational Network & LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction present


Join us at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) or on facebook live for this unique e-lecture series event, bringing together African and American design students!

Angela Mingas and ArchiAfrika have teamed up together with Lafarge Holcim Foundation to promote students to submit entries into the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction competition.

The final submissions are due March 21, 2017, and as part of this final drive, ArchiAfrika is using our E-LECTURE platform to energize students and young professionals to participate.

Angela Mingas is the founder of the Architecture School and the Nucleo de Estudos de Artes, Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design (Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, Urbanism and Design) at the Universidade Lusíada de Angola.

ArchiAfrika will host four lectures at the following schools between March 2 – March 15, 2017: Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana, Kenya Polytechnic University College, ARDHI in Tanzania, and Makere University in Uganda.

The lectures will be beamed via Skype to all other schools within our ARCHIAFRIKA EDUCATION NETWORK, made up of 20 schools of Architecture in Africa. We will have Francis Kere, Issa Diabate, Angela Mingas, Enrique Norton and Kunle Adeyemi.

The 20 schools in Africa will connect their classrooms through internet access and sound system to view and engage in the live lecture. To connect your school, get in touch with us through facebook or email at

For a year now, ArchiAfrika has played the role of 'Ambassador ' for the Lafarge Holcim Awards, promoting this relevant initiative within West Africa and encouraging students to submit their work.

We were at the West African Architecture Fair last year and had great success in increasing the number of submissions from Nigeria. Now, we want to take our show on the road to East Africa.

This unique e-lecture series will initiate our 2017 series of events all over the continent and diaspora, bringing together keynote talks, panel discussions, and workshops, with the goal of encouraging research and learning about a contextual, culturally aware and sustainable approach to the development of our built environment. Past speakers for our lecture series include Simon Velez from Colombia, Ben Van Berkel, Francis Kere, Kunlé Adeyemi, and others.

A large focus on our program will be to expose the students to African and diaspora architects and designers, whose work deals with appropriate local technology and materials. We want as many African design students to benefit from world-class training opportunities, while at the same time developing a hands-on and intuitive response to local design challenges.