Foreign Affairs II

Bärbel Müller
Architecture, [applied] Foreign Affairs
2018W, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02404


[applied] Foreign Affairs is a laboratory investigating spatial, infrastructural, environmental and cultural phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa (and the Middle East). A series of talks introduces students to the spatial diversity and cultural vibrancy of the contemporary African condition, followed by workshops which focus on the status and potential of a specific region. Each lab centres on a distinct question or clear mission and culminates in a field trip or residencies through which rural growth patterns, urban prototypes, visionary art spaces, and relational mappings are produced. The outcome of each lab is presented in different formats and contexts, both on the African continent and in Europe. [a]FA is performed in collaboration with international guests, teaching staff of the IoA, and with partner universities. [a]FA is commissioned by NGOs, cultural institutions, artist collectives and individuals.

East Legon Past Forward is an ongoing project investigating the spatial, socio‐cultural, and migratory characteristics of Abotsiman, one of the few remaining grown neighbourhoods of East Legon, Accra, and the implications of urban transformation on it. East Legon Past Forward is a joint project by [applied] Foreign Affairs, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna with Orthner Orthner & Associates (OOA).


This is an ongoing project with an already selected team.

Course Enrolment

From 07 May 2018, 10:00 to 22 October 2018, 17:03
via email:

co-registration: possible (4.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): Supplementary Subjects (4.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (4.0 ECTS)