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Study ArchitecturE.com

FEATURED MAKER: WANDILE MTHIYANE
OF UBUNTU DESIGN GROUP

“What’s makes Ubuntu unique is that it stands for more than just building houses for the less fortunate; it stands as a catalyst for people from all races, backgrounds, and cultures to converge and create a global community that cares.”

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Equity by Design [EQxD]

INSPIRE%: Wandile Mthiyane
Founder of Ubuntu Design Group

“This week's INSPIRE% post features equity champion Wandile Mthiyane, Co-Founder and President of Ubuntu Design Group, Fellow of The Resolution Project, and AIAS Chapter President at Andrews University.”

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Medium.com

NEW New Urban design for an African village

The live-work Ubuntu house is a kit-built structure that uses traditional Zulu crafts and building techniques, is adjustable for diverse urban conditions, and enables future growth, outdoor life, and entrepreneurship.

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meet Wandile Mthiyane

“We believe in using architecture to bring about change. If apartheid architecture could segregate and oppress, community-based design can liberate and enable opportunity, growth and commerce.”

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The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

“I am because you are”

“People who live in informal settlements are some of the most creative people in the world, says Wandile Mthiyane, founder of UBUNTU Design Group.”

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60TH: LEGACY – WANDILE MTHIYANE

“Emanating from a humble background of KwaMashu, Wandile Mthiyane rose each day to contemplate on his dream to change the world.”

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South By Southwest (SXSW)

Speculative + Prototyping Finalists

“Ubuntu Design Group (UDG) believes in empowering people by harnessing their local innovation and combining it with our architectural designs to come up with culturally contextual, sustainable and affordable housing solutions.”

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One Young World

Meet the Ambassador leveraging
architecture for social good

“People who live in informal settlements are some of the most creative people in the world.” 

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Resolution Project

Our Fellows

“A generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.”

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Andrews University

UBUNTU architecture team makes plans
with South Africans

“I love seeing how people can be empowered to change the world around them by having people show an interest in understanding their culture,”

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Equity by Design Features Architecture Student

“I grew up in a shantytown in Durban, South Africa, and I believe in using architecture as a vehicle to restore communities’ dignity.”

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Architecture Grad Featured by AIAS

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“The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of student excellence in leadership, service, and design.”

Architecture students build relationship between people and community

“…the words of Winston Churchill, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.””

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Wandile Mthiyane: Ambassador to One Young World

“The “half-house” concept consists of going into shanty towns to design and build houses with the families that live there and equip them with skills to run their houses self-sustained—to help them with budgeting, plumbing, building, designing and landscaping—half-way.”

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Blogs

Word Merit 360 | Ubuntu Design Group

“This taught me how to deal with group dynamics, personality differences, team building and most importantly it taught me the importance of compromising for the purpose of the greater good.”

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Ubuntu Project

“‘Ubuntu’ is an ancient African word roughly meaning ‘humanity to others’.“

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Podcasts.

YOUNG ARCHITECT PODCAST

UNCOVERING YOUR “WHY” AND YOUR INNER MISSION WITH WANDILE

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ADVENTIST RADIO LONDON

A DREAM THAT FEELS IMPOSSIBLE - STARTUP STORY

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EAST COAST RADIO

#HeartStuff: Wandile Mthiyane's 'Buy-A-Brick, Build-A-Home' campaign

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Awards.

STUDENT GRAND PRIZE UBUNTU IN UMBUMBULU

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The Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge

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ECO PLACE BY DESIGN FINALISTS

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