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Support GA Collaborative's Earthbag Projects in Rwanda: Building Community Through Creative Construction

Support GA Collaborative's Earthbag Projects in Rwanda: Building Community Through Creative Construction

Following the success of their first Masoro Village Project house, the non-profit design group GA Collaborative (GAC) has released a video and crowdfunding campaign for their latest prototype in Rwanda. Like the previous GAC project, the first of its kind in Rwanda, it too will be built of earthbags, providing the crew further experience with a low-cost and durable construction technique.

This building, a two-story structure for shared kitchen and toilet facilities, will be constructed this summer by the newly-formed builders' cooperative Association Icyerekezo ("New Vision"). Donations to the project will help towards additional material tests, equipment rentals, wages for fifty workers and four student interns ($2.00/day/person), site infrastructure, and travel and temporary accommodation for one GAC member. For even more incentive to donate, the designers have paired up with StitchWorks, who are offering a series of bold textiles inspired by African fabric designs to donors.

Learn more in the video above, and support the Masoro Project here (more images after the break).

Support GA Collaborative's Earthbag Projects in Rwanda: Building Community Through Creative Construction, Courtesy of GA Collaborative
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Tyler Survant
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Cite: Tyler Survant. "Support GA Collaborative's Earthbag Projects in Rwanda: Building Community Through Creative Construction" 09 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/493914/support-ga-collaborative-s-earthbag-projects-in-rwanda-building-community-through-creative-construction/> ISSN 0719-8884
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