Master of Architecture Design Studio, 2013
STUDIO LEADERS: Campbell Drake, Jock Gilbert
Uganda Travel Studio _ ‘Omumashaka Wetlands’ is an interdisciplinary landscape architecture studio run in conjunction with Ugandan architecture students from Uganda Martyrs University (UMU).
Situated in South Western Uganda, the designated 40-acre wetlands site was formally an illegal brick works since regenerated by the Volcanoes Safari Partnership Trust (VSPT). Whilst the foundations of the brief are determined by the need for eco-tourism infrastructure within the wetlands, articipating students are encouraged to develop integrated design strategies beyond that of aesthetic and programmatic requirements that provide tangible benefit to the local community.
The studio will explore techniques and methodologies from outside conventional design practise, drawing on social anthropology and development studies with the intention of identifying key issues and needs of local communities.