Kigutu in Formation
2012 Venice Architecture Biennale
Kigutu in Formation was an environmental installation within the Traces of Centuries & Future Steps exhibition of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. Depicting our architectural teamwork with Village Health Works and the Kigutu community to rebuild their off-the-grid site after many years of overwhelming civil strife in Burundi, Africa, the installation portrayed the interwoven relationship between the East African cultural and natural landscapes in the context of aesthetics, sustainability, and societal advancement. Fabric wrapped cylinders intertwined with images and video enhanced by the urgent sound of African drumbeats created a collage of the collaboration that will craft this community.