[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Edited by Baerbel Mueller and the Institute of Architecture
[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS is a lab at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied Arts Vienna that investigates spatial, infrastructural, environmental, and cultural phenomena in rural and urban sub-Saharan Africa. Projects are based on an interdisciplinary, trans-cultural, and experimental approach.
The publication documents three of the projects, which took place in Ghana and the DR Congo between 2011 and 2015: Guabuliga – Well by the Thorn Tree / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, Staging Apam / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and Lubungamode / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DRC. The work and its impact is presented in its respective context and embedded in a wider discourse: renowned experts write about and discuss the intrinsic topics at hand.
With essays from and conversations with Hannah le Roux, Chief Salifu Mahama Tampurie, Baerbel Mueller, Ann Cassiman, Bernhard Sommer, Joe Osae-Addo, Benrhard Akoi-Jackson, Gerald Bast, Christin Forstinger, Kojo Benedict Quaye Aka Sir Black, Victoria Oyone, Kofi Setordji, Awo Mana Asiedu, Petra Kron, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Klaus Bollinger, Robert Vierlinger, Franz Sam, Jörg Stamm, Manora Auersperg, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Daniel Aschwanden, Neville Mars, Mae-ling Lokko, Akwasi McLaren, Dorine Mokha, Faustin Linyekula, Nikolaus Gansterer, Filip de Boeck, Sammy Baloji, Wolf D. Prix, Virginie Dupray and Peter Sellars.