Tibeb be Adebabay (Amharic for art in public space) is a joint effort between the Goethe-Institut in Addis Abeba and various Ethiopian artists from different disciplines. Now running in its 3rd annual edition, the festival offers a new perspective on what life in the city can be about.
Social engagement and climate-adapted construction are central topics in international architectural discourse. Anh-Linh Ngo, architect and co-editor of the journal ARCH+, was born in Vietnam and has lived in Germany for many years. He elucidates current developments in Vietnam on these issues and what we can learn from Vietnamese architects.
During the 36-hour Factory of Thought, organized by the Goethe-Institut and the Akademie der Künste, experts, scientists and artists talked about public space. 80 pages are giving now an impression about the discussions, that have been held, the questions, that have been asked and the answers that have been found.
Eight young Ethiopian artists and academics have embarked on an expedition to the Shoa region to juxtapose the Eurocentric image of Ethiopia with their own, contemporary perspective. The results will be presented in an exhibition in which the Goethe-Institut and the Alliance Ethio-Française explore the common European-Ethiopian cultural heritage.