Local vs. Global I Ghana I 2011
Ghana is experiencing a housing crisis as outlined in the recent UN-Habitat housing profile. Like many rapidly developing countries, people in Ghana are increasingly turning their back on local construction, in favor of western principles perceived as the vision for a modern globalised society. Current building practice is moving towards an increasingly standardised format using expensive and imported materials often with a lack of appropriate construction skills. These trends pose social, economic and environmental challenges towards the development of the built environment. The workshop delved into the causes and effects of this and refl ected on the ways in which needs could be met in sustainable and locally relevant ways creating livelihoods and better environments. A range of alternative forms of practice based around a synthesis of local and global solutions were developed around these issues.
Skills : Resilience By Design