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I forlængelse af udstillingen ’Africa - Rethinking Architecture and Design’ præsenterer KADK en åben seminarrække, der sætter fokus på de udfordringer og muligheder som følger i kølvandet på kontinentets økonomiske og befolkningsmæssige boom. Ud fra emner som fx sundhed, identitet og byudvikling diskuterer vi hvordan arkitekter og designere kan byde ind med bæredygtige og innovative løsninger på disse områder.

With explosive population growth and mass migration from country to city, Africa is witnessing unprecedented city scales, densities and challenges.

According to UN Habitat, 70% of this young urban population lives in slum settlements with poor quality housing, unsafe ownership regulations and inadequate access to resource and sanitation infrastructure. 

Can innovations in housing and infrastructure transform this condition? Or will these 'informal' settlements challenge our existing concepts of urbanisation? Will digitalisation revolutionise strategies of urban planning and development? And how can we ensure this development is economically and environmentally sustainable? 

Join us for a debate on the challenges facing sustainable urban development in both African and European cities, and an exploration of projects that are offering innovative solutions. 


Gaétan Siew is a Mauritian architect, leading many international initiatives that advocate sustainable development, cooperation and innovation. He has extensive experience working with international organisations including the Global Creative Leadership Initiative, the European Commission, UN Habitat and the UIA, whilst also working as Chair of the Port Louis Development Initiative to regenerate his home city.

Geoffrey Morgan is an Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience Specialist at the United Nations Office for Project Services. With an engineering (Energy, Water, and Environment) and social sciences background, he has experience working on a number of sustainability and resilience-focused projects in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. He was also part of the team that developed the City Resilience Index in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation.

Jørgen Eskemose is an Architect & Associate Professor at KADK. As the Head of the Department of Human Settlements, his work explores themes of city development, informal architecture, planning and land management. Jørgen has worked extensively in Mozambique, with the project 'Casas Melhoradas' developing housing typologies for low income groups in the slums in Maputo whilst challenging the concept of ‘informal’ urbanisation.


Natalie Mossin specialises in the interaction between architecture, building technology and society. As Head of the Department of Building Arts and Technology at KADK, Chairman of the Danish Association of Architects and Council Member of the International Union of Architects, Natalie is a leading voice in setting the agenda for sustainable urbanism and architecture at both a strategic and political level.

’Africa: Rethinking Architecture and Design’ er støttet af A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal og Dreyers Fond