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Indigenous Systems: The Idea of transferring Knowledge

Claudine Williams



Dr. Finzi Saidi, Jabu Absalom Makhubu, Dickson Adu Agyei, Mandy Schindler, Prof Antonio Tomas


15 X- Remembering public Space


“The three pillars of sustainability are a powerful tool for defining the complete sustainability problem. This consists of at least the economic, social, and environmental pillars. If one pillar is weak then the system as a whole is unsustainable.”

This project proposes a series of smaller interventions that together will act as one Sustainable System as a tool to mend the broken relationship between the surrounding communities of the Pugu Hills Forest Reserve in Dar es Salaam.

The site also forms the top point of the Dar es Salaam Public Spaces Upgrading Project that aims to solve the occasional flooding of the Msimbazi River that flows through the site.

Themes of knowledge transfer and water purification are incorporated in three proposed interventions that can act as a tool for sharing indigenous knowledge with a larger outer community.

Each intervention system acts as a “prototype” that can adjust to any given context within the forest that contributes to the value given to each space by the community. Together, each intervention aims to balance the theoretical methodology of The Three Pillars of sustainability.