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Imagining eKhaya eKasi


June 19, 2007

Five graduate architecture students from Harvard University (known as "project_KHAYELITHSA" or pK) recently arrived in Cape Town to collaborate with Art Aids Art in the development of eKhaya eKasi Community Center.

Today in Khayelitsha township, we unveiled the architectural designs for eKhaya eKasi and invited contributions to the planning process. Response from the 75+ neighborhood representatives in attendance was overwhelmingly positive. Before bricks are laid, eKhaya eKasi must live in the minds and hearts of those who will use it. pK has done a remarkable job of accomplishing this, as you will see.

Ashley Heeren, Patrick Stowe Jones, Laura Shipman, Angie Thebaud & Gena Wirth are project_KHAYELITSHA’s Cape Town representatives.

Their blog can be found at: http://harvardpK.blogspot.com

Highlights from the design unveiling in Khayelitsha can be found at: http://web.mac.com/artaidsart/Site_2/Photos.html

To view the article about the project in Archinect Magazine, visit:
http://www.archinect.com/features/article_print.php?id=65752_0_23_0_M

We look forward to your feedback.

-- Tom

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Blogger Deborah said...

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this a reality - especially those students at the GSD who took this on with a passion and Steve Lewis who guided the planning. Congrats to all in Kayaletsha on pulling the community together to make this real. Really inspiring.

September 17, 2008 at 9:41 PM  

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