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 8, 2018

IHS will host the opening event for the exhibition on the 19th of March, starting at 15:30.

Last year in March we held a symposium on the work of the Dutch urban planner Coen Beeker together with African Studies Centre Leiden. During the symposium we launched the public...

April 17, 2017

For the past couple of months we have been working hard to meet the deadline of ‘The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City’ seminar. Not an easy task as we wished to keep our arrangements secret from Coen Beeker, at the same time...

February 28, 2017

Seminar, Exhibition and Book Launch, 23rd March 2017, 14.00 at African Studies Centre in Leiden.

Coen Beeker is an unsung pioneer in bottom-up and participatory approach to urban planning with over 40 years of experience in Africa. During this international seminar, org...

January 28, 2013

The exhibition is closed, but you can find all about the exhibition here. The exhibition travels on, you will be informed about the next stop!

November 15, 2012

For the 125th anniversary of Maputo, African Architecture Matters and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Maputo, together with the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning of the University Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, the Department of Architecture of the University...

November 30, 2011

(photo Elena Cattani)

The exhibition Learning from Casablanca is dismantled over last weekend, but it lives on through some reviews and a facebook page. Casamemoire and AAmatters are preparing for the next steps in this journey. We will explore what the lessons from Cas...

November 2, 2011

Casablanca served as laboratory for European architects to experiment with modernist mass housing in the 40’s and 50’s. The visions of modernist architecture spread all over the world, suggesting new structures in housing, work, transport, and leisure. 

The spatial stru...

November 2, 2011

After a successful opening of at the Urban Dreamscapeproject, part of the event ‘Global City – Local Identity?’ in Dar es Salaam, Stars of Dar is moving on and actually is now on display at one of its Stars! The exhibition is being built up at the Slipway in Dar es Sal...