Build to Make a Change: The Inside Out Earth Architecture International Workshop, Ghana 2017

Inside Out Architecture Workshop are happy to announce the Earth Architecture International Workshop, that will take place from June 2nd to August 25th 2017 in Abetenim, Ghana, in collaboration with the NKA Foundation.

In this period, a team of volunteers from around the world will meet to build InsideOut, a prototype of a sustainable school in participation with the local community.

Joining the workshop, participants will be part of an international team and will be able to follow every phase of the project, learning new humanitarian design skills and immersing in the local Ashanti culture through site analysis, field trips and working alongside the local community on the construction of the project.

The project that will be realized is InsideOut, designed by Andrea Tabocchini and Francesca Vittorini, second prize winner of the international contest “4th Earth Architecture Competition” and winner of the 2017 “Archi-World® Academy Award”.

During this participatory workshop participants will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building a worthwhile project that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife.


Everybody is welcome to apply! Volunteers, professionals, students of architecture/engineering/design/landscape, as well as artists, photographers and video artists. The minimum participation is 2 weeks. Students can use the opportunity for internship, personal research or thesis.
To apply, send an email with your cv and a short motivation letter to


InsideOut is a humanitarian project and therefore its construction costs will be covered by sponsors and by participants themselves. For this reason, participants are kindly asked to contribute toward the project through a project contribution of 400€, which will be used to cover the costs of the construction.


The workshop organizer is Nka Foundation, and there is also a series of official parters which is continuously increasing. Among them, Marche Politecnic University (UNIVPM), its Department of Architecture & Building Engineering (DICEA) and Build To Make A Change.

You can find out more about the workshop via the Inside Out facebook page

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