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Entwerfen WS07/08 bei Prof. Kjetil Thorsen

Assistenten Ursula U. Ender . Valentine Troi . Markus Tschapeller

Zimbabwe / Harare

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’the point’

’the point’ soll das zukünftige räumliche und organisatorische Zentrum der Organisation ’Streetwise Abantu [SWA]’ in Zimbabwe/Harare darstellen.

’Streetwise Abantu’ ist eine Organisation, welche es sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, ihren Mitgliedern – Obdachlosen und Geisteskranken- (Zitat Kjetil Thorsen: ’den Ärmsten der Armen’) wirtschaftliche und soziale Unterstützung garantieren zu können, indem sie im Jahre 2005 das ’Streetwise Abantu Recycled Wastepaper Production Center’ ins Leben riefen. Über den Verkauf der in Eigenproduktion aus Recyclingpapier entstandenen Produkte erhält sich die Organisation momentan bereits selbst.


Eine Schlüsselfigur für die zukünftige Entwicklung von SWA ist Kari M. Thorsen. Auf ihr Engagement hin kames in Oslo zu einem Treffen von Investoren aus Norwegen und einer SWA-Delegation, wo Interesse ausgesprochen wurde, die zukünftige Entwicklung der Organisation SWA gemeinsam zu fördern und deren Wirkungskreis zu erweitern. Dabei wurden folgende Ziele und die dafür notwendigen Schritte formuliert:

  • Für die Mitglieder von SWA und die Bewohner von Zimbabwe sollen Chancen entdeckt und Möglichkeiten gefunden werden, sich selbst erhalten zu können.
  • Umweltfreundliche Recycling-Produkte sollen entwickelt und produziert werden.
  • Kunst und Handwerk sollen als Mittel und Medium für Reintegration und Rehabilitation der Mitglieder fungieren.
  • Das Selbstvertrauen soll gefördert und die Sensibilität zur Eigen- und Sozialen-Verantwortung entwickelt werden.
  • Es soll eine gemeinsame, soziale Verantwortung geschaffen und eine Partnerschaft mit der Privatwirtschaft entwickelt werden.
  • Ankauf von Land
  • Planung und Errichtung von ’the point’
  • Mobilisierung der Ressourcen für die Planung und Errichtung
  • Mobilisierung der Ressourcen, um ’the point’ zu betreiben
  • Trainings- und Businessplan für die Entwicklung und das Betreiben des Projektes als nachhaltiges Geschäft
  • Training und Beteiligung der SWA Mitglieder in der Entwicklung, der Errichtung und der Aufrechterhaltung der Struktur ’the point’


Von Seiten der Organisation SWA wurde der Wunsch an Prof. Kjetil Thorsen heran getragen, sich mit seinen Studenten den baulichen Aspekten, der Planung und Errichtung, sowie der Mobilisierung der dafür erforderlichen Ressourcen zu widmen. Dieser Wunsch ist bereits sehr konkret in einem Raumprogramm formuliert, an dem man auch die übergeordneten räumlichen Entwicklungen ablesen kann. Die Intention von Seiten des Instituts ist jedoch nicht die Realisierung vor Ort, sondern eine Ausstellung, die in Oslo präsentiert werden wird.

Diese soll sowohl konkrete Umsetzungsvorschläge als auch die prinzipielle Auseinandersetzung mit der Aufgabenstellung veranschaulichen.


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Doro Gabriel
Duprel Mireille
Gottstein Julia
Kostner Matthias
Maier Martina
Mueller Felix
Muxel Angela
Niederberger Thomas
Oberwalder Vincent
Oener Ersin
Rzepka Lea Rosa Christa
Spindler Lea
Tanriöver Türkan
Waldhart Christine Maria
Weißenböck Susanne
Wieser Georg
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Funktionen / Raumprogramm

Administration und Dienststelle

  • Management
  • Logistik
  • PR und Marketing


Unterkünfte

  • 1. Stufe: Schlafsaal für 10 Mitglieder
  • 2. Stufe: Wohnungen für 10 Mitglieder
  • Hüttchen für Besucher (Austauschprogramm)

Tagescenter

  • Trainingsräume
  • Vorlesungsräume
  • Konferenzräume
  • Theater (Freilufttheater und Indoor)
  • Proberäume
  • Garderoberäume
  • Produktionsstädten
  • Internet / PR / Marketing / Medien
  • Restaurant / Cafè / Catering
  • Shop und Ausstellungsraum

Workshop

  • Produktenwicklungsabteilung
  • Draht-Produktionsabteilung
  • Papierproduktionsabteilung
  • Papierumsetzungsabteilung
  • Besucherabteilung für geladenen Künstler
  • Abteilung für neue Produktentwicklung

Landwirtschaft

  • Lebensmittel für den Eigenbedarf
  • Lebensmittel für den Verkauf
  • diverse Landwirtschaftliche Produkte für den Verkauf (Biotreibstoff)


Background

STREETWISE ABANTU - PRESENT AND FUTURE Harare, Sept 2007


Streetwise was conceived in January 2004 by a cultural worker, Mrs Dolorosa Mubvumbi, based on the concept of bringing people living in the streets together and providing them with a means to articulate their life stories through the process of writing a book about their life skills and personal experiences. The book was seen as a way of empowering people living in the streets. Together with Kari Thorsen, a Norwegian anthropologist, Mubvumbi managed to create a cultural community which operated from the Harare Gardens, with emphasis on providing psycho-social empowerment to young people living in the streets, while developing the stories and the book. A group of 7 young men from the streets aged between 20-3 0 made up the first intake of the project. They were enthusiastic about the project while they saw as a means of strengthening their existing source of income which was mainly car washing and providing security for cars parked around the neighbourhood of Harare Garden.

Faced with the challenges of a growing organisation, the Streetwise project sought for strategic partners. After incorporating the production of handcrafts such as cards and wire crafts to supplement income, Streetwise teamed up with Abantu, a hospital based organisation that worked with people with a history of mental illness. Abantu was formed as an income generation component for people with mental disorders attending the psychiatric unit at Harare Central Hospital. The project was initiated by Dr. Dixon Chibanda, a consultant psychiatrist based at Harare Central Hospital. The key focus of Abantu was in the area of paper recycling with emphasis on associated health education and life skills training. The patients attending the Abantu project received an allowance from the sales of the recycled paper products.

In January 2005 Streetwise moved to Harare Central Hospital, 10 km out of the City centre, and merged with Abantu to form Streetwise Abantu (SWA). Streetwise moving to Harare Hospital and the development of a full time production unit, brought forward the birth of Streetwise Abantu recycled wastepaper production centre. This resulted in a more focused organisation that was able to provide social economic support to its members. To date SWA has remained largely selfsustained in its day to day activities through sales of products designed and manufactures at the workshop at Harare Hospital. Today the Organisation has a total number of about 20 from the two target groups, with another 20 new members having been brought in from the Mbare project thus bringing the total number of current membership to about 40 people.

In April 2005 it was agreed that SWA should be registered as an organisation with relevant institutions. A draft constitution was presented to the members and agreed upon. The organisation is now registered with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe. In 2005 SWA received its first students from Diakonhjemmets Høgskolesenter in Norway who worked with SWA in their project period of one month. In 2006 Streetwise Abantu Friendship Group was formally established in Norway SWAN. The friendship group assists in;

  • Selling of SWA products in Norway
  • Follows up markets for the products
  • Cooperates with educational institutions regarding student exchange
  • Collects clothes, Computers and old equipment for members and the Organisation
  • Participates in fairs in Norway
  • Fund raising

In 2004 SWA was asked to become the board of the Tariro organisation, including the Tariro half way center and Beatrice farm. The previous board had dissolved some time ago and the manager had been running the places on his own. He approached Dr. Chibanda if SWA could become the board oft he organisation. SWA decided to give it a try. Tariro is a half way house for people with mental illness. Because of the similarities and challenges that street people and mentally ill persons face, it was decided by the new board to bring together these two groups at Tariro, thus Tariro became a housing accommodation of the SWA members, while Harare Hospital became the central working point. The Beatrice farm, which is a component ofthe Tariro organisation, was also inherited by the new board. However, very little developmental progress had taken place at the Beatrice farm. About 7 SWA members have lived at Tariro since 2004, and SWA has supported the two centers with funding for food, beds, blankets and clothes through private donations and the SWA budget from income from sales. In September 2007 SWA board together with coordinator Dolorosa Mubvumbi decided to step down from being the board of Tariro and Beatrice because of difficulties working with the manager who did not share the same Vision as the Board. The board also felt that since Tariro was part owned by the government any future developmental plans may be subjected to governmental beaucratic red tapes. The current manager at Tariro has made it clear that he does not want to be incorporated in the bigger structure of SWA and that he wants to run the place as he has previously done. We are currently looking for places for the 7 members to stay, preferably somewhere dose to Mbare or the workshop where SWA can continue monitoring them.

In September 2007 SWA received a donation of a house in the upmarket area of Milton Park in Harare to be used for the development of the organisation. The donors, Kjetil Lisland and Hans Kristian Voldstad, have also shown interest in supporting a further development of SWA both within environment friendly business development such as biofuel and in the development of The Point by showing willingness to donate a piece of land for building of The Point. In September 2007 the Streetwise Abantu trust for the house and further buying of properties by the two donors in Norway, was formed.

Summer 2007 two SWA board members and the Coordinator, Dollorosa Mubvumbi, visited Oslo. Another three interesting possibilities came up during this visit;

  • Further development of students projects and practise at Streewise Abantu.
  • Cooperation with the founder of a successful catering business in developing a Streetwise Abantu catering business.
  • Suggestions made by a well known restaurant founder and owner in Oslo regarding exchange of chefs and personal and practical assistance in fumishing a Streetwise Abantu restaurant.
  • Cooperation with Kjetil Thorsens students in architecture in Austria regarding a project incorporating planning and monitoring and financing the building ofthe Point. Therefore this short presentation of present and future Streewise Abantu.


Vision

The vison of SWA is to create a holistic and financially seif sustainable Streetwise Abantu center based on environment friendly, artistic and creative local resources and capacities driven by the empowerment of the under priveledged. SWA will be recognised at regional and international level - thus creating a global meeting place for exchange and cooperation.


Target Groups

The target groups are people with background from street life and mental illness.


Objectives

  • To give opportunities to explore and develop income generating activities for the target groups in Zimbabwe and the region.
  • To explore and develop environment friendly recycled products.
  • To use arts and crafts as a means of survival, rehabilitation and integration into society.
  • To use methods of participation and involvement, foster seif confidence and instill a sense of social and personal responsibility.
  • To explore a corporate social responsibility and partnerships with the private sector.


Present Activities

1. Workshop at Harare Hospital The workshop currently focuses on the production of paper recycled products, mainly through the intergration of traditional concepts of paper recycling. The workshop has recently started using wate hycynth, a weed that has polluted the lakes in Zimbabwe. This weed has been found to be an effective material for the production of recycled paper, which is then used to make recycled paper bags. The paper recycling thereby contributes significantly towards cleaning up the environment. The workshop is currently capable of producing up to 400 paperbags a day, however this is below the demand for the product. To increase the production of the paper bags, SWA needs a bigger and safe production place, stable electricity and up to 4 new pulp machines. Also other products are made from the recycled paper. The other component of the workshop involves production of wire and beads products and other accessories. The workshop incorporates health education for its members, including awareness on HIV and AIDS.

2. Moving out of Tariro and Beatrice — The Tariro organisation Due to certain difficulties that SWA has faced with the Tariro organisation, it has been mutually agreed that Tariro becomes an independent entity which will not report to the current board. Therefore all future SWA plans will exclude Tariro and Beatrice. However SWA will still continue to work with Tariro organisation in its efforts to improve the quality of life of its members.

3. The Mbare Intervention This is a partnership programme with the Councelling Service Unit (CSU) which specifically focuses on the underpriviledged from the community of Mbare. People attending counselling programmes in Mbare are referred to SWA for training in income generating programmes. Currently they are about 20 members in the Mbare intervention that have been successfully trained. They will now return to the community of Mbare to expand the project within their own environment, making SWA recycled paperbags. The Mbare intervention also addresses issues related to health such as HIV and AIDS, domestic violence and unemployment.

4. The administrative centre at 4 Weal Rd, Milton Park The recently aquired property will be utilized as a central administrative centre where the development of SWA activities will be coordinated from. lt is hoped that this property will also be used as an accommodation facility for visiting students and partners. A small showplace where SWA products will be sold will also be opened. This is seen as a central place for a further development of SWA and the Point. SWA need to develop a more structured facility which can drive the regional and international growth of the Organisation, thus the needto seriously develop the concept of The Point.


Future - the point

The Point is to be the SWA center for business development, rehabilitation, integration and art and creativity for and by the target groups.


Components

1. Environment friendly business and income generation 2. Art- and occupational therapy and rehabilitation 3. Community development 4. Meeting Point

The concept is to create a space for an environment friendly business and income that can sustain the other activities of the Point. The sustanable business will then feed into aetivities targeted poor and vulnerable within the local communities. The target groups will be involved on all levels from the development, to the running to benefitting from the Point.

1. Business development

  • Management of the business component ofthe Point
  • Design and product development
  • Training in creating businessplans and micro finance
  • Showcase of new developments
  • Community business development

2. Art- and occupational therapy and rehabilitation

  • Running different kinds of therapeutic activities
  • Training of personell within therapeutic interventions
  • Social life skills training, including managing a house

3. Community development

  • Meeting place for the local community
  • Outreach programmes and community participation
  • Income generation for the community
  • Service provider for the community

4. Meeting point

  • Regional and international exchange programmes
  • Communities
  • Markets
  • Students and young people
  • Family place


Functions

1. Administration and office

  • Management
  • Logistics
  • PR Marketing

2. Accommodation

  • 1st step dormatories (for 10 patients/members)
  • 2‘ step flats (for 10 patients/members)
  • Lodge (for visitors/exchange)

3. Day centre

  • Training rooms
  • Lecture rooms
  • Conference room
  • Theatre (indoor and outdoor)
  • Rehearsal rooms
  • Dressing/make up room
  • Production room
  • Intenet/PR/marketing/News
  • Restaurant/cafe&catering
  • Shop/showroom

4. Workshop

  • Design and product development section
  • Wire making section
  • Paper making section
  • Paper products section
  • Section for visiting artists to work from
  • Section for new production

5. Farming/agriculture‘

  • Food for the Point
  • Food for sale
  • Other income generating fanning (ex Jatropha for biofuel)


Needs

  • Buying of land
  • Planning and building the Point
  • Resource mobilization for planning and building the Point
  • Resource mobilization for running the Point

Farming land for income generation might need to be placed somewhere else in a farming area. To get hold of farming land in Zimbabwe is not too difficult. The Point itself should preferably be 10-15 hectars central for upmarket competition and at the same time within a local community that can benefit from the Point.

  • Training and business plan development for running the Point as a sustainable business
  • Training and involvement of SWA members in developing, building, running and maintaining the Point

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