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CPDI Africa Newsletter March 2021
Global Studio OPEN HOUSE Webinar
Welcome to Session Two Courses @ CPDI Africa

Saturday March 27th at 1pm EST / 8pm WAT

Register in advance for the Open House:
https://forms.gle/UT1FZdz4dyPq9Ykv5
 
At CPDI Africa, we are dedicated to using heritage as a guiding marker to translate our analysis into innovative and thought-provoking design-build projects. Most design professionals have not been exposed to African culture in their respective academic institutions and workplaces. As a result, both our continental and diasporic communities inhabit spaces that truly don’t belong to them. To demystify and address this, CPDI Africa's academic platform, The Global Studio, will teach designers how to specialize and become experts in diverse African design languages. 
 
The Global Studio faculty invite you to come to learn about our Session 2 Course Offerings on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

The virtual Open House will take place from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (EST) / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (WAT).

 
The Global Studio is open to any race, religion or creed, and encourages collaboration between designers, artists, engineers, planners, and development professionals. We will also introduce the Country Ambassadors Program- a bridge to connect our students with distinguished organizations across the diaspora and the ongoing international activity that contributes to Africa's contemporary voice within the larger architectural discourse. 
 
OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
 
GLOBAL STUDIO WELCOME ADDRESS
Presenting: Nmadili Okwumabua, Executive Director, CPDI Africa
 
EVENT DECLARATION
Chibuzo Ohaneje, Studio Global Ambassador
 
SESSION 2 COURSE PRESENTATIONS
- HT1201: Theoretical Framework in Afrocentric Architecture, David Hughes, FAIA, NOMAC
 
- HT1202: The Evolution & Transformation of African Centered Architecture, Nmadili Okwumabua

- HT1204: The Evolution of Yoruba Traditional Architecture & Contemporary Environment, Oluwatoyin Sogbesan, Ph.D
 
- HT1206: Green Architecture from African Centered Perspectives, Diana Gbefwi-Guyit
 
- HT1208: The Architecture of Ghana from Ancestry to Independence and Beyond, Amma Asamoah
 
- HT1209: Transitions in the Traditional Art & Architecture of the Igbo and Bamileke, Ikechukwu Agbim, AIA
 
- HT1210: Anti-Developed Clinic: The Becoming of a Design Culture, Felema Yemaneberhan
 
- HT1211: Sustainability in African Traditional Architecture, Yakubu Aminu Dodo, Ph.D
 
- HT1214: Towards an African American Inspired Architecture, Christian Coles
 
- HT1216: Assessing Afrocentric Buildings for West African Cultural Landscapes, Tokie Laotan-Brown, Ph.D.
 
AFRICAN-ARCHITECTURE QUIZ
Facilitated by Aisha Aminu
 
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Facilitated by Lorin Jackson & Umar Farouq Umar
 
CLOSING REMARKS
Chibuzo Ohaneje, Studio Global Ambassador
 
Whether you are a student, a design professional, or just an architecture/design enthusiast, there is a track for you at CPDI Africa. The only pre-requisite we request you bring is the acknowledgment that the catalog of African architecture deserves its own pedestal. We look forward to welcoming you to our exciting movement!

 

Welcome from CPDI Africa!
 

Nmadili N. Okwumabua

Founder, CPDI Africa
 

 #CpdiAfrica2021 #AfricanHeritageArchitecture #AfricaDefinesArchitecture #Afrofuturism #Architecture
 

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New Initiatves @ CPDI AFRICA

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The Community Planning & Design Initiative Africa (CPDI Africa) is a culture-inspired, research based, design-build organization, created to inspire the development of new African Centered Architectural languages that are culturally and environmentally sustainable.

Nmadili Okwumabua - Founder, CPDI Africa
Amina Manko Ibrahim - Project Manager
Felema Yemaneberhan - Business Development 
Asabe Mamza - Graphic Designer
Fawaz Adelaja - Competitions Manager
Aisha Aminu - Research & Publications Manager
Chibuzo Ohaneje - Global Ambassador 
Banji Akole - Web Administrator 

Victor Ononye - Scholarship Administrator
Lorin Jackson - Data Administrator 





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