Summer wokshop in France and Gamify your City Future

Senzo Mamba attends Summer Workshop in France Unit 17 student Senzo Mamba has won a place at the prestigious Confluence Institute
Summer Workshop with Odile Decq, Sir Peter Cook and others in Lyons, France.

Saikumar Singh, an M1 student from Unit 13 was selected to participate in the Goethe Institute’s ‘ENTER AFRICA: Gamify your City Future’ project
The initiative will run in 15 African countries from 2018 to 2019. Through the creation of location-based games in each of the countries, participants are tasked to actively speculate and plan transformation processes for their future cities. Young teams of multidisciplinary participants will be made up of architects, urban designers, IT experts, and professionals in the cultural sphere, hailing from South Africa, Ethiopia, Togo, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria. Each
country’s game ideas will eventually contribute to a transnational digital game about future scenarios in African metropolises, which will be presented in August 2019 at Gamescom in Cologne, the largest European games fair.

Said Unit 13’s leaders, Eric Wright and Claudia Morgado, ‘we are thrilled that one of our students will be involved in this collaborative effort to create new ways of
thinking about our cities. Our work this year is founded on the power of dialogue and collaborative exchange, across different people, places and professions, with the aim
of stimulating new understandings about who we serve and how we practise. Each student in Unit 13 will be tasked to find ‘their othe’ as a counterpoint to their work, with
Saikumar now off to an early start. We wish him all the best as he embarks on the first of many game lab workshops in Mid-April 2018, and look forward to him proving the widely
held belief that architects can, indeed, do anything they set their minds to.’

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