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Competition BLUEPRINTS OF PARADISE open for entries

listen to the interview iwth jury chair Joe Osae - Addo

Africa is planning for the future. Some projects, like the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, affect the entire world. Others, like the works of Pierre Goudiaby Atepa, Doual’art, or the team of Takako Tajima and Aziza Chaouni, are locally focused. With BLUEPRINTS OF PARADISE, the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) and African Architecture Matters (Utrecht),

two organizations based in The Netherlands, have recently launched a great and challenging competition in which the new generation of African architects, artists and visionairies are given the opportunity to present their thoughts and plans for the future of built Africa: Africa’s Next Top Model? (see attachments). Further information can be found at

To turn BLUEPRINTS OF PARADISE into a successful event and to collect as many presentations as possible of future aspirations we are looking for as many participants as possible for this great and challenging competition.

The presentations must be submitted before the competition deadline of 15 October 2010.

The jury will select 25 entries that will be shown in the main exhibition hall of the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal (the Netherlands) from April - October 2011. The winning proposals will be selected by a specially composed jury consisting of 5 members. The panel includes: Manthia Diawara, Lesley Lokko, Joe Osae-Addo (chair), AbdouMaliq Simone, and Femke van Zeijl. The winners (three selected by the jury and the public’s favorite) will be invited to receive their prize at the opening of the exhibition in the Netherlands, April next year.

Register as participant at!

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