ANZA Magazine

people and spaces


Nov
19
to Jan 1

Call for contributions issue 8

call for contributions

Issue 8

The built environment today is the most visible out come of the solutions to these needs of people in different spaces. However, even with the very significant existence of the built environment, we cannot deny the simultaneous rapid increase in somewhat more convenient use of space as determined by the users. This is the origin of Unintended consequences (whether temporary or permanent) tend to be combined with basically almost anything in our spaces: Neighborhood beauty, Heritage, Games, Art, modernism, building and space use, you name it. Nonetheless they are a critical aspect in the context of architecture and planning. 

With ANZA magazine Issue 8, we will be turning our focus on these Unintended consequences between people and spaces. We would like to tell the stories behind these Unintended consequences. We will also elaborate more on what architecture without architects truly means. 

Anza magazine invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles and contributions on the basic questions below. Together we would like to understand how people create and define their spaces. Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms, methods and techniques to help one understand the topic. 

Feel free to also recommend interesting already done projects and tell us why it is so unique.

Possible guiding questions may include:

What is the Unintended Consequence in your neighborhood? 

How did it all start?

What are the pros and/or cons to it? 

How is the community affected dealing with it?

Who are the users? 

Who made/created the original intention or spatial design? Who transforms it or reinvents it?

Type of Contributions:

Anza magazine is looking for a wide range of contributions to this extensive issue. These could be texts as well as images (such as photographs, sketches, artistic impressions, plans, instructions etc.). We are not looking for scientific papers but for articles that are readable for a large audience which demonstrate the highest standards with regards to content while remaining enjoyable to read.

Specifications and contact

Issue 8: 

A 200-word abstract will be required by 17th November, 2016.

Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 30th November, 2016. (Please include photos and illustrations where necessary). Text should be saved as Microsoft word or RTF format, while accompanying images should be sent as TIFF with a resolution of atleast 300dpi. Figures should be numbered in the text. Image captions and credits should be included in the submission. It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use for both print and electronic publication and to pay any reproduction fees. A brief author bio (2 sentences) may accompany the text.

Language: English.

All contributions and enquiries should be sent by email to:

info@anzastart.com

anzastart@gmail.com

 

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Mar
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

ANZA magazine Issue 7: Call for contributions

call for contributions

The satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment when one completes the activity of decorating, building, and making fixtures and repairs at home by oneself rather than employing a professional. This form of Architecture without Architects is what is commonly know as “Doing it yourself” (DIY)

With ANZA magazine Issue 7, we will be turning our focus on the daily lives of people. How do they manage to create a functional and comfortable space for themselves. We will also elaborate more on what architecture without architects truly means. 

Anza magazine invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles and contributions on the basic questions below. Together we would like to understand how people create and define their spaces.Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms, methods and techniques to help one understand the topic. Feel free to also recommend interesting alreaddy done projects and tell us why it is so unique.

Possible guiding questions may include:

  • Why is DIY a common practice today?
  • What are the pros and cons to it?
  • What does the professional world have to say about the DIY practice?

Type of Contributions:

Anza magazine is looking for a wide range of contributions to this extensive issue. These could be texts as well as images (such as photographs, sketches, artistic impressions, plans, instructions etc.).

We are not looking for scientific papers but for articles that are readable for a large audience which demonstrate the highest standards with regards to content while remaining enjoyable to read.

Specifications and contact Issue 7:

A 200-word abstract will be required by 17th April 2016. Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 30th April 2016. (Please include photos and illustrations where necessary).

Text should be saved as Microsoft word or RTF format, while accompanying images should be sent as TIFF with a resolution of atleast 300dpi. Figures should be numbered in the text. Image captions and credits should be included in the submission.

It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use for both print and electronic publication and to pay any reproduction fees. A brief author bio (2 sentences) may accompany the text.

Language: English.

All contributions and enquiries should be sent by email to:
info@anzastart.com and/or anzaeditorial@gmail.com

 

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Nov
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

ANZA magazine Issue 6: Call for Contributions

Call for Papers 6

The Architect: What we do!

In East Africa today, Architecture as a professional is among the least understood.

Many a times the architect is referred to as an engineer and yet these two, though slightly similar, are two very different and independent disciplines.
Architecture is a summary of two words - people and spaces. It focuses on the aesthetics principles of design while strongly considering the functionality of a space for the users.

The architect (our focus for Issue 6) is the person whose role in society is to create aesthetic (among other things) but functional spaces.

Call for contributions
With ANZA magazine Issue 6, we will be going back to the basics of; Who is an architect and the roles he/she plays in our society today? We will also elaborate more on what architecture as a profession is.

Anza magazine invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles and contributions on the basic questions above. Together we would like to help our communities understand the profession for what it truly is.

Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms, methods and techniques to help one understand the topic. Feel free to also recommend interesting already done projects and tell us why it is so unique.

Possible guiding questions may include:

  • Who is an architect?
  • What does an architect do?
  • What is the role of an architect in helping people to define spaces?

Type of Contributions:

Anza magazine is looking for a wide range of contributions to this extensive issue. These could be texts as well as images (such as photographs, sketches, artistic impressions, plans, instructions etc.).

We are not looking for scientific papers but for articles that are readable for a large audience which demonstrate the highest standards with regards to content while remaining enjoyable to read.

Specifications and contact
A 200-word abstract will be required by 30th November 2015. Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 31st December 2015. (Please include photos and illustrations where necessary).Text should be saved as Microsoft word or RTF format, while accompanying images should be sent as TIFF with a resolution of atleast 300dpi. Figures should be numbered in the text. Image captions and credits should be included in the submission.
It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use forboth print and electronic publication and to pay any reproduction fees.

A brief author bio (2 sentences) may accompany the text.

Language: English.
All contributions and enquiries should be sent by email to:
info@anzastart.com

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Sep
26
to Oct 10

Impose-Expose: Art Revealing Space.

  • National Musuem House of Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An exhibition of artistic interventions in Central Dar es salaam 

The National Museum and House of Culture invites you to two events on Dar es Salaam Urban Heritage and Development.

  • The first event will be a FORUM on the 25th September 2015 at the National Museum & House of Culture from 09:30 To 15:30.
  • The second event will be the LAUNCH of an outdoor public art EXHIBITION on 26th September 2015 at the National Museum & House of Culture from 14:00
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Sep
21
to Oct 1

ANZA UPCYCLE PHOTOGRAPHY TREASURE HUNT

ANZA magazine invites you to take part in the ANZA upcycle photo competition. The theme is old objects and spaces. These may include and are not limited to interiors and exteriors of abandoned warehouse house, old trains, old staircase, cars, furniture, scarp metal yards, you name it.

The competition closes on 1st October 2015. 10 winners will have their works printed and presented on 7th October 2015 at an exhibition and the ANZA magazine issue 5; Art and Architecture release event. The first prize will be announced on the day of the event.

The rules of engagement

-You can enter more than one picture.
-Images should be clear and high resolution
-When submitting please let us know name of the object or building and where the image was taken.
-Please include your name.
-All entries should be uploaded to P for Photography with the Hashtag #‎anzaupcycle

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Sep
5
9:30am 9:30am

TEDxIlala

TEDxIlala is an independently organized TEDx event and will be happening for the first time in 2015. Our aim is to bring people together and share ideas in the heart of the city of Dar es Salaam. The theme for our event will be Yes, In My Lifetime.

TEDxIlala ni tukio la TEDx lililoandaliwa na watu binafsi na litafanyika kwa mara ya kwanza hapa mwaka huu 2015. Lengo letu ni kuwakusanya watu hapa mjini Dar es Salaam kuweza kujadili mada tofauti na kubadilishana mawazo. Mandhari ya tukio ni Yes, In My Lifetime.

For information about the event and the event and the speakers, please visit the TEDxIlala website- here 

Click here to learn about the viewing party at KINu . You can also tune in to the livestream of the event via this link https://livestream.com/tedx/tedxilala

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Jul
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

GLOBAL CHANGEMATES FELLOWSHIP 2015

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The CHANGEMATES FELLOWSHIP is designed for young change makers (18-30 years of age) who:
1.      are working / volunteering in civil society initiatives in Germany or Kenya and
2.      would like to extend their networks internationally.

The CHANGEMATES FELLOWSHIP will match successful applicants according to their work focus, interests and personalities to form German-Kenyan tandems. The fellows' travel and accommodation costs are fully covered. All fellows will receive online and offline trainings in fundraising, project management, advocacy, digital security as well as on transnational cooperation and sustainable development.
A prior focus on development cooperation or experience in working with foreign partners is not required.

The fellows will get the chance to work on and improve their own projects and will receive support in their projects' realization. This is a unique chance to refine your activism and turn ideas into action!
In addition, the fellows will participate in a week-long training week and in an international conference in Berlin (30.10. - 8.11.2015). The fellows thus get a chance to enhance their skills, networks and ideas. All participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Apply now! (http://changemates.org/application/)

More information on www.changemates.org and on
Facebook: https://facebook.com/changemates

Spread to the word!

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May
28
to Aug 30

Issue 5: Call for contributions

Image credit©Alemi Tayo

Anza #5: ArtArchitecture 

“Architecture is man’s great sense of himself, embodied in a world of his own making. It may rise as high in quality, only as it’s source, because great art is great life. “

-Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Art and architecture is a topic that can be argued and viewed in so many ways. One can take art or architecture as independent aspects. Another may say that Art and architecture are like peas in a pod; it is almost impossible to have one without the other. 

Issue 5 of ANZA is all about exploring Art and architecture in all possible forms that it maybe expressed in the context of East Africa. 

Call for contributions 

Anza invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles on innovative art and architectural expression from within and around East Africa. 

Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms; methods and techniques in which these two words can exist. Feel free to also recommend interesting already done projects in relation to the topic

Possible guiding questions may include:

What are the boundaries between Art and Architecture in East Africa?

Where in East Africa have these two been expressed successfully? Is it in the urban areas or the rural areas? How has this been done?Is art and architecture in East Africa a new phenomenon? Or does it start from back in history?

What are the unique materials that truly express the art as used in the architecture of east african spaces? 

Is it african fabrics like khanga and kitenge, scrap metal, crafts like straw and mats etc? How have they been used?

Type of Contributions:

Anza is looking for a wide range of contributions to this extensive and pioneering issue, texts as well as images (such as photographs, sketches, artistic impressions, plans, instructions etc.) 

Anza is not looking for scientific papers but for articles that are readable for a large audience which demonstrate the highest standards with regards to content while remaining enjoyable to read.

Specifications and contact:

A 200-word abstract will be required by 19th July 2015

Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 30th August 2015. (Please include photos and illustrations where necessary).

Text should be saved as Microsoft word or RTF format, while accompanying images should be sent as TIFF with a resolution of atleast 300dpi. Figures should be numbered in the text. Image captions and credits should be included in the submission. It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use for both print and electronic publication and to pay any reproduction fees. A brief author bio (2 sentences) may accompany the text.

Language: English.

All contributions and enquiries should be sent by email to:

info@anzastart.com

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Mar
19
to Mar 20

FIRST EAST AFRICA GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE-ARUSHA

NGURDOTO-ARUSHA, GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE 19-20TH MARCH 2015 

The conference will be the first of its kind in our region and will garner experts from Local and International fraternity including Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, planners, policy makers and suppliers of building Construction materials. The meeting will be officiated by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal, the Vice President of United Republic of Tanzania and professionals will acquire 8 PDU from AQRB and 
ERB.  For more information, follow this link

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Jan
12
to Apr 10

Earth architecture workshop-mud hut design, Ghana

The main goal of this workshop is to built the 1st Price winning Nka Foundation MudHouse Competition 2014 by the french design team MAMOTH

The workshop will be held in the village of Abetenim, located 40 km SouthEast of Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Earth construction workshop using traditionnal technics and local construction methods.
You will immerse in the Ashanti’s culture and lifestyle to explore and learn by collaborating on the building project.

EVERYBODY CAN PARTICIPATE

Architecture students, architects, sustainable practitioners and volunteers from around the world. Students can use the opportunity for internship, personnal research or thesis. 

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Sep
19
to Sep 21

Bayimba International Festival of the Arts-Uganda 2014

During the third week of September, Kampala comes alive as a vibrant and eventful city when an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts from renowned and upcoming artists are brought to Kampala. The 7th edition of the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is scheduled from 19th to 21st of September 2014 in the city centre of Kampala.

The Bayimba International Festival has developed into a major multi-arts festival with varied and qualitative programming, presenting exciting, innovative and creative ideas. It is eagerly awaited by locals while artists and visitors from abroad pour into Kampala to take advantage of the exciting artistic experience. The Festival has truly become a highlight on Uganda’s social and cultural calendar and is also gradually developing into an important (East) African destination Festival, ensuring regional and international visitation and enhancing both national and international cultural tourism.

The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is undoubtedly Uganda’s number one Festival – physically, by offering exciting artistic experiences to all audiences; artistically, by presenting Uganda’s finest artists and upcoming talents from across the country; demographically, by engaging as many Ugandans as possible, thus making the Bayimba International Festival their own; and organisationally, by being led by a team of committed, passionate and experienced Ugandans.

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Background image credits

Cover image: Morogoro road-Tanzania//Tassilo Letzel, In-page image:Dreaming bodies sketch//Patrycja Stal