The Africa Architecture Awards seek to celebrate design excellence and promote an increased awareness of the role and importance of architecture across Africa. Based on values rather than categories, the awards seek to honour established architects and encourage emerging and future voices.
From 2013 to 2016, Revolution Room explored participatory art practice in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lubumbashi, Moba and Fungurume (Democratic Republic of Congo). The project sought to explore the ways in which artists and residents create and assume collective responsibility for creative projects that mediate and reflect the concerns of people, history and place. This publication considers the processes and challenges of participatory practice, through the various elements of the project, in the hope of contributing to strategies and thinking on collaborative creative practices.
The Revolution Room project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Critical Dialogue’ award which promotes excellence in architectural writing, film and criticism and encourages new forms of discussion and dialogue through the innovative use of digital media.
Take a look at their entry here: