“In this exhibition «AFRITECTURE – Building Social Change» the Architekturmuseum der TU München has shed a spotlight on projects that have been initiated by architects and whose conceptualization incorporates global relationships in addition to those of local culture and individual social groups. By taking into account ecological, economic and social aspects several architects have developed sustainable approaches and solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing design challenges. The exhibition comprised twenty-eight projects from ten countries within Subsaharan Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and South Africa. All projects have been developed since the turn of the millenium and have been planned by African as well as European and North American architects.
The exhibition has been accompanied by an extensive supporting program with lectures and a full day symposium which addressed central aspects of the exhibition, including Africa’s urbanization, participation and questions of architectural identity.”