15 April 2013 to 19 April 2013
in Nairobi (Kenya)
Organised byUN Habitat and Directorate General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) Unit B4
The objective of Art & Architecture at Work at the 24th UN Habitat Governing
Council Meeting  is to promote the role of art and architecture at the
service of inclusive and sustainable urban development in African cities.
Bottom-up initiatives, participatory approaches, and community involvement
are increasingly valued in urban planning. Artists and architects together
bring significant input to the process. Through the investment of public
spaces, public art, and public architecture, they can engage civil society
towards cultural ownership of the city and steer urban growth towards
sustainable and inclusive patterns, alongside state-driven initiatives.
Art & Architecture at Work presents recent best practices in Africa, as
models to be encouraged as part of the urban planning processes.