Announcement exhibition MAPUTOPIA passado - presente - futuro


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 of Pretoria and the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University have the honour to announce the international art & architecture exhibition


MAPUTOPIA passado-presente-futuro


to take place in the


Conselho Municipal de Maputo at Praça da Independência.


from 30 November until 21 December 2012


opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 17:00h

Saturday - Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00h



‘Maputopia’ celebrates Maputo’s wonderful architectural qualities through a mapping exercise of its past, present and its possible future: another 125 years of architectural pride.

For the 125th anniversary of Maputo, this exhibition celebrates Maputo’s architecture and brings current challenges to its heritage to the fore. Academics and artists meet each other and present a penetrating view on the city.


‘Maputopia’ is a traveling exhibition. From Maputo the exhibition will travel to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pretoria and from there to the Netherlands. In the Netherlands the exhibition will be held at the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal.


The exhibition has received support from the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Maputo, the Mondriaan Fund, RoyalHaskoningDHV Mozambique and RoyalHaskoningDHV Netherlands, Standard Bank Maputo and is made possible with full commitment and dedication of the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning of the University Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, the Department of Architecture of the University of Pretoria, the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology, African Architecture Matters and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Maputo.

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