African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 77

Feature Competitions | | process, where the boundaries between disciplines are dissolved in search of new forms of project development. • How do we use new forms of media to allow us to connect and operate at a global level, yet at the same time encourage us to honour the local histories and traditions that shape our cultural identities? • Is it possible to share diverse stories and experiences in a way that leads to speculation and risk-taking, not pastiche? • How can advancing technology and resource scarcity work together as drivers for innovation and creativity? • And how can this thinking be translated into the design and production of processes, systems, spaces, structures, landscapes and urbanscapes? BOUT AAFF AAFF2016 call on architects, planners, filmmakers, artists, designers and all those with an interest in creating cities, landscape and the built environment to be part of a conversation that celebrates creativity and innovation in the built environment. They call on you to be daring in exploring your reality and your future. Submit your entries for the AAFF2016 before 30 April 2016 by visiting or follow @AAFF_2016 AD Fuelled by the magic of film and fired by the desire to celebrate architecture, the Architect Africa Film Festival was created in 2006 to acknowledge and embrace the astounding reality of urban living. For almost a decade, the Architect Africa Film Festival has been recognized and enjoyed by many as a top quality event bringing together built environment professionals, students, the media and the public. The selected films are highly rewarding and enjoyable; and have raised pertinent issues, encouraged discussion, and facilitated interaction between audience members and filmmakers since 2007. In 2016, the Architects’ Collective, organisers of the Architect Africa Film Festival (AAFF), will partner with the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg and PPC Cement to bring audiences exciting and thoughtprovoking content on Africa’s dynamic and multi-layered built environment.