Thu, Jun 15|
Soil Sisters: A Ceiling, A Chair and Table, A Wall and A Threshold
You can find out more about the project here: https://www.yalesoilsisters.com/ As part of a “Soil Sisters “working exhibition” and panel discussion, you are invited to join us on the evening of June 15th, 6pm at Terra Alta in Dzorwulu, showcasing a range of experimental architectural materials.
Time & Location
Jun 15, 2023, 6:00 PM
Terra Alta, Abelemkpe Junction Bus Stop, Main, Achimota Rd, Accra, Ghana
About the event
You are invited to join us on June 15th, 6pm at Terra Alta in Dzorwulu, Accra (for the the"Soil Sisters: A Ceiling, A Chair and Table, A Wall and A Threshold" working exhibition.
Across global landfill sites, the inability of increasing quantities of material surplus from various sectors to “return to the soil”, has brought into sharp focus the biological incompatibility between today’s overground and underground material systems. In response to this, “Soil Sisters” is a long-term research project focused on how cross-sectoral material practices can ensure soil nutrition and soil resiliency using biodiverse, non-toxic and low energy approaches.
As part of Yale Architecture’s summer program in Ghana, the second “Soil Sisters” seminar has been working with partners in Ghana to explore the complex opportunities and challenges of such material practices in today’s domestic and global material economy. Looking at two very specific components of building and textile materials, color and glues were explored as key drivers of soil toxicity and material non-biodegradability. You can find out more about the project here: https://www.yalesoilsisters.com/
As part of a “Soil Sisters “working exhibition” and panel discussion, you are invited to join us on the evening of June 15th, 6pm at Terra Alta in Dzorwulu, Accra. We will showcase a range of architectural materials: “a ceiling, a chair and table, a wall and a threshold” that showcase the use of:
- textile products using natural dyes from Ghanaian plants, soil, and food waste developed in a workshop with Sasha Duerr, a leading global natural dyes expert
- cotton fiber furniture and products from the OR Foundation made from second hand clothing from Kantamanto
- experimental earth masonry exploring the use of plant binders and colors
The evening will also feature a panel discussion from 6.30pm-8pm with designers, architects, artists, institutional builders and our local partners. More information on the panel will be shared soon.
Please see here directions to Terra Alta: https://goo.gl/maps/MEgACLgnD7xo1zxr5
Thanks and we hope to see you there!