The Ethiopian Institute of Technology in Mekelle is part of Mekelle University that has short but complex history. The city of Mekelle is situated in northwestern Tigray region, in the region rich in cultural and architectural heritage. The Institute offers various programmes – architecture and urban planning among them.
The contact initiation intended to diversify inputs for the architectural research that is essential for the innovation cooperation with the PIN. When got known the situation we have decided to cooperate directly on academic level.
2013_06______initial contact about research cooperation
2013_09______arrival to Ethiopia, 3-month long research in situ
2013_10-11______workshop “Think globally, act locally!” in Mekelle University
2014_02______booklet “SCHOOLdesignINNOVATIONS” , (in chapter Fresh Ideas)
2014_05______workshop “Find It and Use It” about public space in condominiums
2014_11______product design workshop “Condominium Street Fu(rni)ture” at the occasion of the International Conference “The Affordable and the Profitable” in Mekelle
2015_01-03______candidature for the grant of the Czech embassy in Addis Abeba to organise workshop build the condo fu(rni)ture – refused
2015_10______workshop “Conservation, Creativity and Communication” – postponed
2016_04______workshop “uJCA_ws_Low Cost Strategies in Design and Communication 2016”
2016_07-08_____staff member of EDC – Engineering for Developing Communities – in the international summer program initiated by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
2018_03-04____workshop uJCA_ws_Hands on Lowcost_Design
2019_03_____workshop Hands on Bambootecture hands_on_bambootecture_result_2019
- 1st workshop: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY!
- 2nd workshop: FIND IT AND USE IT!
- 3rd workshop: CONDOMINIUM STREET FU(RNI)TURE
- 4th workshop: BUILD THE STREET FU(RNI)TURE
- 5th workshop: CONSERVATION, CREATIVITY and COMMUNICATION
- 6th workshop: LOWCOST STRATEGIES IN DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION
- 7th workshop: HANDS ON LOW COST DESIGN
- 8th workshop: HANDS ON BAMBOOTECTURE