October 28, 2019

In March this year Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI) in collaboration with BOZAR (B) and AAmatters organised the International Forum on Cultural Spaces in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The forum brought together local cultural, public and private sectors as well as international experts...

October 28, 2019

Mahonda , currently a small agricultural village north of Zanzibar Town, is planned to grow into a regional centre catering for a population of around 20,000 souls in 2035, according to the National Spatial Development Strategy developed by the Zanzibar Department of U...

October 28, 2019

25 years ago, the conference and landmark publication ‘Africa and the Disciplines’ reflected upon Africa’s position in relation to selected academic disciplines, questioning its apparent marginal position within them and highlighting continent’s contribution to the eme...

October 28, 2019

Throughout its existence African Architecture Matters has managed to build up a substantial library on subjects related to African architecture and urban environment. Most of our collection was acquired by Antoni Folkers who, together with Antie Kaan - De Nobel , was t...

October 9, 2019

Almost a month ago the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism opened with a bang, although a little bit disturbed by the typhoon Lingling. The theme of the 2019 edition of the Biennale was Collective Cities leading the long-term collaborators Amsterdam and Zanzib...

August 26, 2019

Mid-July, on the 13th to be exact, The Ng’ambo Atlas came a full circle and was finally presented to the audience in Zanzibar.

The book presentation took place in the beautiful setting of Kiponda 742 building (Hifadhi Zanzibar’s recent acquisition) and was led by the D...

March 26, 2019

Tomorrow we are presenting the Ng’ambo Atlas at the African Perspectives +12 Conference at TU Delft.

The presentation is open to the public, come and join us in Berlagezaal 1, at 13:30 if you are around. 

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About the conference:

African Perspectives on Plan...

March 22, 2019

The Ng’ambo Atlas. Historic Urban Landscape of Zanzibar Town’s ‘Other Side’ is available for free from African Studies Centre Leiden digital library. 

To download the book follow the link.

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Book details: 

Ng’ambo is the lesser known ‘Other Side’ of Zanziba...

February 19, 2019

The Canadian Centre for Architecture has shortlisted sixteen applicants from which eight will be selected  for the Mellon Research Project on “Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture,” catalysed by the AAM archives donated to CCA in 2016.

We are happy...