Foreign Affairs II

Bärbel Müller
Architecture, [applied] Foreign Affairs
2019W, Seminar (SE), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02404


This term Foreign Affairs II is about the completion of ongoing projects such as the:

[a]FA Guabuliga Market_ Ghana 

From 2018 onward, [a]FA has been researching and designing a market  project for and in Guabuliga, a farming community located in northern Ghana. In summer term 2019 we realized the project, working on steel pre-fabrication in Tamale and starting construction on site in Guabuliga. The first market construction phase has been completed in August 2019. The project is realized in collaboration with and commissioned by Chief Salifu Mahama Tamburie, the Austrian‐Ghanaian NGO Braveaurora, and the people of Guabuliga. The project continues with further infrastructural measures, and a second construction phase to further complete and "furnish" the Guabuliga Market according to local needs defined by the market commitee beginning of 2020.



EAST LEGON PAST FORWARD  is a 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 trans‐formation on it. East Legon Past Forward is a joint urban research
project between [applied] Foreign Affairs, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna
with Orthner Orthner & Associates (OOA) Accra. A team of four students of architecture coming from
the Institute of Architecture of the Angewandte collaborated with four Accra based students of
architecture and international development. The outcome of the lab was exhibited end of September
2018 in multiple locations in Abotsiman, East Legon Accra during the course of a day that included a
public event. Over the course of the Lab several round tables with renowned experts took place.
Both, the urban discourse around the topics of urban sprawl, urban migration and urban
gentrification, as well as the eight individual student research projects will be published in a digital
publication. Renowned international and local experts have been invited to contribute with articles.

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Supplementary Subjects

Individual courses: possible