2015 SS | Lecture series - Ethiopian Affairs

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing countries in the world with a booming construction sector but also many challenges.
The lecture series “Ethiopian Affairs” aims at introducing students to “building in developing countries” from a new angle. In order to complement the normally „Western“ perspective on building in the Global South, Ethiopian researchers and practitioners will be invited to speak from their point of view.
“Ethiopian Affairs” will comprise of six lectures, delivered by six different lecturers, with topics ranging from space configuration and informal urbanism to innovative constructions, flexible sanitation systems, natural hazards, and construction realities. The series aims at questioning past as well as current building practices in Ethiopia and will introduce ideas for the future.

 

“Ethiopian Affiars” is being presented in collaboration with the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and Urban Development in Addis Ababa.
This lecture series is open to all interested students.
“After a past of European greed, Africa needs a future of European curiosity – it needs fewer of our answers and more of our questions. […] So the question “What can Africa learn from Europe” should not be the only one anymore but also “What can Europe learn from Africa”.
Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, in his speech “Of the impossibility of speaking about Africa” in 2014.

Lectures:

15.04.2015
1. EXPERIENCES BY EXPERIMENTS /Prof. Rudolf und Prof. Ruth (BUW A+U)
+ Introduction into the lecture series
29.04.2015 (date to be confirmed)
2. REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION / B. Teklehaimanot (EiABC Addis Ababa)

13.05.2015
3. URBAN LIFE IN AFRICA (Ethiopia)/ Prof. Eckardt (BUW A+U)

03.06.2015
4. NATURAL HAZARDS/ Prof. Bargstädt (BUW B)

10.6.2015
5. FLEXIBLE AND ROBUST SANITATION SYSTEMS for ethiopia/ Prof. Londong (BUW B)

17.06. 2015 (date to be confirmed)
6. INFORMAL URBANISATION / Z. Cherenet (EiABC Addis Ababa)


Place: Audimax

Time: Wednesday, 17 - 18:30

Enrollment: First lecture (15.04.2015)

Study Program: Master, Bachelor Architecture and Civil Engineering

ECTS: 3 Credits / Testat