October 17, 2020

Due to the latest Covid-19 related measures all activities in the Amstelkerk have been postponed until further notice. A tough, but necessary decision. Then again, city-making doesn’t stop here, and we’ll hopefully be able to share some exciting news with you soon.

If...

September 22, 2020

Can you plan do-it-yourself culture? How do you design a street with the entire neighbourhood? And how do you renew a city without losing the old one? Discover how to make a city together at ‘It happens here.’.

’It happens here.’ is a 30-day long manifestation that cele...

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 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...

January 30, 2019

Last week on Thursday 24th we had the opportunity to present Ng’ambo Atlas to the public during the conference The Future of the African City at the African Studies Centre Leiden. The book launch was followed by a debate on the relevance of material and immaterial cult...

January 5, 2019

The new book: Ng’ambo Atlas illustrates the Historic Urban Landscape of Zanzibar Town’s ‘Other Side’ (LM Publishers). 

Ng'ambo Atlas is produced by the Department of Urban and Rural Planning in Zanzibar and African Architecture Matters.

Ng’ambo Atlas book launch is...

February 12, 2018

Since a couple of years, the Ardhi University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Hasselt (B) organise parallel studios in which Tanzanian and Belgium students work on projects in Tanzania with a positive social impact in their environment. This collaboration brings...

April 20, 2016

In the past weeks, a team of Zanzibar’s Department of Urban and Rural Planning and AAmatters have been working in Ng’ambo to explore the hidden stories of this historically rich area in Zanzibar town. On Friday 1 April they will present their preliminary findings at th...

December 2, 2015

For Zanzibar Social Security Fund and with the Department of Urban and Rural Planning and in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, AAmatters conducted a research on Housing Strategies for Historic Urban Landscapes. The report was issued few months ago. Today we pre...

December 1, 2015

For weeks already, a dedicated team of staff members of the Department of Urban and Rural Planning and AAmatters team members is deeply involved in mapping thousands of buildings between Darajani and Kariakoo in Ng’ambo, the Other Side of Stone Town in Zanzibar. Some s...