October 12, 2020

Join 30 talented and conscientious Architecture students from around the world to learn about African architecture, social justice and work with South African communities, addressing the effects of apartheid architecture and begin the process of healing communities through inclusive design. During this course, you will get to design and build a home for a family that was affected by apartheid architecture. Be sure to sign up before the application deadline, October 30th. Open to all students from accredited architecture programs. This year’s course will be virtual due to Covid19. The course starts in Spring 2021. Learn more here

Ubuntu Architecture Summer Abroad (UASA) is an intercollegiate architecture design-build vertical studio created to undo the effects of apartheid architecture in marginalized communities in South Africa. Part of our mission is to use South Africa as a case study to highlight the role architecture plays in enforcing systemic racism and attempt to dismantle these systems through design.

Students will be designing and helping build two homes for resilient families that have been excluded by apartheid architecture in Durban. We hope to train the next generation of world architects to design places that are inviting, equitable, and inclusive of all.

Themes to highlight: 

Apartheid, Social justice and Zulu architecture at the UASA elective course