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——— 2014_03_13 ——— Prague ———

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24H00 – ready?

——— 2014_03_14 ——— Prague_Bobo Dioulasso ———

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06H00 – taking off to Bruxelles where waiting for an hour for a direct flight to Ouagadougou…

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16H00 – landing in Ouagadougou

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23H00 – troubles with bus… bags on backs and heading to the nearest city to wait for another coach…

02H30 – final arrival to kAFuLi (with no bags…)

——— 2014_03_17 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The construction team is complete! Michaela with Jules and Fidel, assisted by Dieudonné are getting ready!

——— 2014_03_18 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Last retouching…

——— 2014_03_19 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The major part of construction material is here at site!

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The major part of construction material is here at site!

——— 2014_03_20 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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First serious working day!

——— 2014_03_21 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Formworks!

——— 2014_03_22 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Sleepy Saturday!

——— 2014_03_24 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Fresh Monday… concrete casting is in progress…

——— 2014_03_25 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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——— 2014_03_26 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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——— 2014_03_27 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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——— 2014_03_30 ——— Bobo Dioulasso_Banenkeledara———

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Dance of masques close to Bobo Dioulasso to honor dead old people´s spirit…

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traditional mask dancing in Dioula villlage…

——— 2014_03_31 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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——— 2014_04_01 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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— 2014_04_07 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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2014_04_08 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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2014_04_09 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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2014_04_10 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Is there any relation between the skilfullness and level of economy (let´s say poverty)?

——— 2014_04_13 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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It is raining! And it is leaking!!! Daniel, do we have a problem? Nooo, no problem. It is normal. It has to be flown throw to be sticked together – 5 or 10 more rains like this and we will be well sheltered;)

——— 2014_04_17-19 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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When SONABEL (Société Nationale Burkinabé d´Electricité) says so, here we go… aka no discussion permitted and we had to move our electrocounter from the shelter rather than to construct a concrete slab in our decent interior… Voila… To be continued…

 

——— 2014_04_21 ——— Bobo Dioulasso-Bamako ———

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6H00 – First etape to get to Mauritania

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2014_04_22-23 ——— Bamako ———

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amazing opportunity to explore one of the boosting cities in the inland of West Africa, especially the masterpieces of Francis Kéré, architect with Burkinabé roots…

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 I have the chance to visit new National Conservatory and famous INA – National Institute of Arts where all famous artists of Mali were raised up…

and Francis Kéré´s work (http://www.kere-architecture.com/projects/national-park-bamako/) on the National Park main pavillons

and the National Museum that is connected to the National Park with its gardens…

2014_04_24 ——— Bamako – Nouakchott ———

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9H00 – getting on board in Bole International Airport in Bamako

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and landing in Nouakchott…

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2014_04_25 ——— Nouakchott ———

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THE WORKSHOP may begin! Here you can find official site of the “expert session”. CMU is participating in intensive workshop lasting 2 weeks in Nouakchott aiming to define new strategies of urban development of  Nouakchott. Nouakchott, the city that faces the risks of floods and “ensablement” = clogging by the sand from close dunes… The city that faces the problems of social segregation… The city that faces the future with huge expectations because it is potential is immeasurable…

2014_04_26 ——— Nouakchott ———

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first visits of the city centre with the local experts from Nouakchott university…

2014_04_27 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Following visits of the city, especailly urban sprawl parts and city gardens in the heart of Nouakchott with the local experts from Nouakchott university…

2014_04_28 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Following visits of the city, conference on the water sanity and urban measures… and the visit of the Fisherman Harbour – the spot of many potentials (economical, industrial, agro, cultural…)

2014_04_29 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Team work begins… Michaela is in group with two French urbanists from Ile de France, with one geograph from Cameroon, with one architect from Mauritania, with one French architect working and living from more than 10 years in Senegal and with one Mauritanian environmentalist…

We have structured our initial ideas and decided to continue with field work – interviews of the population…

2014_04_30 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Partly concentrated indoor…

partly in field… to visit real outskirts and potential poles of strategic urban development

2014_05_01 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Voila, here we are, progressing and presenting… Forum d´échanges amongst the participants, the CUN and public…

2014_05_04 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Working hard…;) Not only Moscow is a balck hole of hours spent above the drawings…

2014_05_08 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Final presentation in front of international jury of experts, authorities from Mauritanie and allover West Africa…

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2014_05_09 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Debriefing with the experts from jury… and first feedbacks from Mauritanian public – http://www.cridem.org/C_Info.php?article=656141

Bravo, Bravi tutti, it was hard, but it was worth it!!!

2014_05_10 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Additional field visit to understand and feel more the green potential of the city in Dar Naim – MAGNIFIQUE

2014_05_11 ——— Nouakchott ———

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Bonus by Cigler Marani Unlimited… MS couldnt resist to make it…

2014_05_12 ——— Nouakchott-Bamako-Addis Abeba ———

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Crossing all over the Africa to get back to our partners People in Need

2014_05_13-14 ——— Addis Abeba ———

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Programming a new school design for People in Need, it is focused on two different approaches – rural and urban design both with strong emphasis on community involvement

2014_05_15 ——— Addis Abeba-Mekelle ———

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05H00 – 14hours, 950km, 80 passengers, 80l of water, 10kg of kolo… that is the SelamBus journey northward to Mekelle

2014_05_19 ——— Mekelle ———

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The student workshop “Find it and Use it!!!” starts!

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In the afternoon, we got on board of Mekelle University bus and went to explore the field

2014_05_22 ——— Mekelle ———

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First analysis presentation

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2014_05_26 ——— Mekelle ———

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Degustation of students work…

2014_06_02 ——— Mekelle ———

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Final public presentation of students work…

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2014_06_03 ——— Mekelle ——–

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The workshop portfolio is finished… explore it cmu_ws_eitm_result_2014

2014_06_05 ——— Mekelle-Addis Abeba ———

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Long and dramatic journey in SelamBus…

2014_06_06 ——— Addis Abeba ———

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Back at our partners People in Need with  a project of PINnovations_2014

2014_06_09-13 ——— Addis Abeba ———

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Experimenting at  our partners People in Need  courtyard with a project of Liter of Light … It is amazing idea – only bleech and water?

2014_06_11 ——— Addis Abeba ———

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Meeting at the Czech embassy to present our activities in Ethiopia , including the partnership for the international conference on affordable housing in Mekelle

2014_06_13 ——— Addis Abeba-Ouagadougou-Bobo Dioulasso ———

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It seems like any travelling with Ethiopian airlines brings problems… the delayed baggage is the minimum – how might we explain that we have met difficulties during 100% of our flights? The bagagge delayed already 3 times… lets hope we will get it soon;)

2014_06_16 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Here we go, the roof checkup

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2014_06_17 ——— Ouagadougou ———

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Do you know Cities Alliance? No, we neither much… so here we go to Ouagadougou to learn more about urban development programme for Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso, Dori, Dedougou and Tenkologho…

2014_06_18 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Our roof didn´t pass the heavy rain tests… And we have to find new solutions… with modern materials (plastic films)… but we do not want to show it on the ceiling face… So here it is, our new ceiling material – in cola language (dioula) called “seko”, in French called “paille cousu” in English we might assume it is called sewn straw

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2014_06_19 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Shopping and dismontling whole roof cover – the main load bearing structure keeps its place…

2014_06_20 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The show most go on…

2014_06_22 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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It is raining and we are counting leaking spots…

2014_06_23 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Reparations at heights

2014_06_24 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Finishing the works on the roof…

2014_06_25 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The roof is done, we are climbing down to do revision of remaining work…

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2014_06_26 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The roof is done, we are climbing down to finish our platform…

2014_06_27 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The floor is getting its finishing…

2014_06_30 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The best part of the work – interior furnishing…




 

2014_07_01 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The frame for the woven fabric and pilot samples of “cases”…

2014_07_03 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Reusing the leftovers at the tailor´s… CMU cement handbags are coming soon…

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2014_07_07 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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At Yacouba´s workshop…

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2014_07_08 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The catalague of corpus delicti is published… we are testing “construction souvenir production” – fundraising strategy…

2014_07_10 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Final check in Yacouba´a workshop…

2014_07_12 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The boxes arrived to kafuli!!! Final retouching…

2014_07_14 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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“I see”… finally everybody understands why we needed 60boxes!…

2014_07_15 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The big loam is getting ready for its great moving into new home…

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2014_07_16 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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The women weavers are gathering together to talk about the future of their cooperation and production on the big loam…

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2014_07_17 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Kafuli works not only with craftmen and artists but the informal education and work with children is one the fields of interest and that´s why we asked them for little helping hands…

2014_07_21——— Bobo Dioulasso-Ségou (Mali) ———

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Cigler Marani Unlimited travels to visit two very interesting projects in surroundings of Segou…

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2014_07_22 ——— Ségou (Mali) ———

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Well, the first thing to visit are activities of the Association Voute Nubienne – awareness raising and market supporting of construction technique of traditional Nubien vault that is constructed only in mud, without wood and corrugated iron sheets… It helps to fight against burning environmental and social problems…

2014_07_23 ——— Ségou (Mali) ———

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The second project to visit was traditional workshop Ndomo where women and men work together in traditional social system with benefits for both the community and individuals… The workshop is dedicated especially to traditional cloth painting techniques: basilan, bogolan and indigo. Everything on bio-vegetal basis with medical effects. The workshop is organised on non-waste and recycle basis when the “home-made” potasse is not the only example of self-sufficiency. CMU went there to prepare recherche for Kafuli “big workshop-atelier” construction…

2014_07_24 ——— Ségou (Mali)-Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Well, getting back to rainy region of Hauts-Bassins of Bobo Dioulasso…

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2014_07_25 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Works on CMUsouvenirsare going on… We got new etiquettes!

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2014_07_28 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Photoshot sessions for new project with association Bolo´Arts

2014_07_29 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Photoshot sessions for new project with association Bolo´Arts

2014_07_30 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Visit of social centre in Kuinima Koura in Bobo Dioulasso, designed by Emilio Caravatti

2014_07_31 ——— Bobo Dioulasso ———

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Almost finished!!!

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