Doreen is an architect based in Kampala, Uganda. Her practice, Adengo Architecture, is grounded in research and multidisciplinary collaboration.
After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Catholic University and Yale, respectively, Doreen worked for design firms in London, Washington DC, and New York. She has taught at The New School and Pratt Institute in New York and at Uganda Marty’s University, and until recently served as a visiting critic at University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture.
Much of Doreen’s work is focused on communicating the value of professional design services in African cities. In a context where non-designers often build their own homes, schools, and other structures, she believes that it’s critical to make the case that architects and urban planners can improve people’s everyday lives, helping neighborhoods and cities develop cohesively and sustainably.
To this end, Doreen often collaborates with institutions and individuals from different fields to find new ways to communicate about design in Kampala. In 2018, Doreen served as a regional collaborator for the African Mobilities: This is not a refugee camp exhibition at the Architecture Museum in Munich. Her team explored the impact of Congolese migrants on the Kitenge trade in Kampala. As part of the process, Doreen coordinated the Kampala Exchange workshop at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala, bringing together architects, photographers, and social scientists to seek new approaches to architectural representation.
Doreen recently facilitated the African Modernism: Kampala workshop along with German architect Manuel Herz and Kenyan photographer James Muriuki, also at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala. The workshop, which explored the relationship between architecture and photography, led to an exhibition that included new photographs of modernist buildings in the Ugandan capital. Doreen co-curated the exhibition with Manuel Herz.
About the lecture / October/09/2020 18:30 CET
Kampala Markets as Public Space