We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition planting future at the Architekturgalerie München im BUNKER on Monday, 4 July 2022 at 7 pm.
Prof. Victoria von Gaudecker Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Johannes Ruhland Student Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
Nicola Borgmann ArchiteKturgalerie München
Students of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Applied Sciences Munich and the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg have developed a multifunctional project in Buhweju, in the Ugandan highlands, in cooperation with the Martyrs University Uganda and the children's charity Kids of Africa, which has been committed to families, education and the welfare of needy children in Uganda for twenty years. Originally conceived as a hostel with a hotel school, the pandemic led to a functional expansion. Thus, both residential and workshops were built on a panoramic hill, in the middle of a forest area run by Kids of Africa. In recent decades, large parts of the rainforest in Uganda have been cleared, so that an important contribution to environmental protection is being made here through additional reforestation with native tree species. On this hill, young people from all over Uganda will come together to gain practical experience and receive vocational guidance. In addition to forestry and agriculture, which is practised all year round, specialised courses in textile design, sanitation, carpentry, mechanics and other handicraft techniques are offered. The students have planned this project along the lines of the Anglo-Saxon design-build studios and, with the support of local craftsmen, have begun to realise it over the past four years in the context of building site excursions, with the aim of "build together - learn together".
We would like to thank the STO Foundation and Schnitzer& for supporting the exhibition, as well as all participants and donors of the planting future project for their positive and constructive engagement during the last not always easy four years!
The exhibition is open daily from 6 July to 14 July from 5 - 8 pm.