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rise in the city 2018: Call for Mentors and Sponsors
Students are already busy working on their submissions for an international competition to design affordable housing in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, in Southern Africa. Now, mentors and sponsors are needed.
October 17, 2018
EDITOR’S NOTE: As in 2017, ArchNewsNow.com is delighted to serve as a media partner for rise in the city 2018.
The non-profit Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise (rise), co-founded by , hosted its first rise in the city fundraiser in New York City last October – an auction of sponsored (and amazing) artworks created by architects, designers, and artists from 15 states and 11 countries.
Building on the success of rise in the city 2017, the organization launched rise in the city 2018, an international student competition to design affordable urban housing in Maseru – the capital of Lesotho, in Southern Africa.
Registration is now open for architecture firms to be mentors and for sponsors.
Maseru has been split into 100 virtual blocks. A student, architecture firm, and sponsor get to take up virtual residency of each block.
Architecture students will submit their preliminary designs by November 15. They will benefit from mentorship from international architecture firms who are matched through their block.
rise is seeking:
· 50 architecture firms to review the students’ preliminary designs November 15 - 30. There is no cost to be a mentor. Deadline to register: October 31
· 50 companies to sponsor a bock for just
$1,200. rise is a registered 501(c)(3), so the sponsorship is tax
deductible. Sponsorship includes:
A high-profile jury will choose the winners (one international and one from Lesotho), who will be announced in January 2019.
To register, go to: rise in the city 2018
All the tax-deductible funds raised from the competition will go towards completing the in loco design & build project of an orphanage in Lesotho.
If enough additional funding is raised, rise will then build the housing prototype, in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government's Department of Housing, so that people in Lesotho can see the design, be inspired, and build houses that are equally as sustainable and made from locally sourced materials.
We hope you decide to sign up as a mentor or a sponsor, and please help spread the word!
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OER Africa (Open Educational Resources)
Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, in Southern Africa
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