Allow us to introduce ourselves, and the first post on our new blog: We are the Department of Architecture, School of Engineering / Polytechnic of Namibia, and we are happy to start this blog in order to keep you, our colleagues in the architectural and urban practice, updated on the development(s) of the Department.
The Department was established in 2010 and we are currently nearing the end of the third semester of its existence. In this short period we have experienced enormous support from members of the architectural practice, and we want to thank those of you who have put in huge efforts in making this project a reality. We are sure that the future will bring much fruitful collaboration and we will continue calling on your much-needed input.
Our first proposal in this regard is to organize a series of monthly public lecturesby architectural or urban practitioners to talk about the challenges of her or his professional practice or any other pertinent architectural or urban topic. This would not only expose our students to the ‘real world’ of architecture and urbanism, but could go a long way in enriching the Namibian architectural debate, which according would benefit from more internal debate and constructive criticism. We therefore call on those of you who might be interested to give a public lecture to contact the undersigned in order to discuss the content of the talk.
We hope you will enjoy this blog.
*Originally published 1 June 2011