REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 20, 2021
This year the program will be virtual.
Ubuntu Architecture Summer Abroad is an intercollegiate, cross-cultural program; that focuses on immersing students into a historical, socio-economic, and community-driven design experience. We work in partnership with (and under the tutelage of) the Umbumbulu community to tackle spatial justice. Students will design and build dignified and culturally-influenced homes for marginalized families in Durban, South Africa, who were affected by apartheid architecture.
The experience will aim to expose students to design problems stemming from systemic racism in a place beyond their own contexts. As apartheid architecture was used to segregate and oppress, community-centered design will focus on bringing people together and enabling equitable opportunities for all. At the end of the program, participants will be equipped with the tools necessary to implement change in their own communities.