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I. Am. Woman. Je. Suis. Femme.
A Women’s Month Arts Exhibit
featuring the works of female students and sta...
2 | P a g e I. Am. Woman. Art Exhibit I 21-31 March 2015 | Concept Note
Rationale
March marks the month where the whole wo...
3 | P a g e I. Am. Woman. Art Exhibit I 21-31 March 2015 | Concept Note
ACTIVITIES
Alliance Ethio-Francaise of Dire Dawa i...
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I.Am.Woman - A Women's Month Art Exhibit - Concept Note

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I.Am.Woman - A Women's Month Art Exhibit - Concept Note

  1. 1. እኔ : ሴት : ነኝ :: I. Am. Woman. Je. Suis. Femme. A Women’s Month Arts Exhibit featuring the works of female students and staff of the Architecture Department of the Dire Dawa Institute of Technology Dire Dawa University (DDU-DDIT) 21-31 March, 2015 Alliance Ethio-Francaise of Dire Dawa Concept Note
  2. 2. 2 | P a g e I. Am. Woman. Art Exhibit I 21-31 March 2015 | Concept Note Rationale March marks the month where the whole world stands in solidarity for women’s achievements. It is a celebration for and of women, set to inspire continuing struggles of women in all corners of the globe. Women’s month events are distinguished with women’s brand of creativity and ingenuity. The Dire Dawa Institute of Technology holds among its values, equity and equality, which underlines female empowering and representation. The Department of Architect upholds this for both staff and students. Affirmative action to female students is strictly implemented in the student admission process, as well as creating a more conducive and encouraging atmosphere for female students. This women’s month, the Architecture Department pilots a Women’s Month event that highlights female architecture students and members of the faculty. OBJECTIVES/GOALS I. Am. Woman. Art Exhibit showcases art works created by female architecture students and faculty members, as well as the artist herself, telling her story and the story behind the artwork. This is a first exhibit for the Department that exhibits works of both students and faculty, and one of the first exhibits off campus. This artistic collaboration hopes to achieve the following goals: • Celebrate women’s strength and grace, triumphs and struggles through the arts; • Create a positive and artistic space for women to tell their stories through creative visual works • Empower female students and faculty of the DDIT Architecture Department • Promote the DDIT Architecture Department to the greater Dire Dawa community • Encourage and promote the arts scene in Dire Dawa, and spur collaborations within the community among women’s groups and artists’ groups With the help of event co-collaborator Alliance Ethio-Francaise of Dire Dawa, as well as the Dire Dawa University Gender Office, there shall be activities to promote the event. Sustainability of the event is ensured with the event mainly coordinate by the ARCH2052 Visual and History of Arts 2 (Comm. Skills IV) class which is yearly taken by 2nd year architecture students.
  3. 3. 3 | P a g e I. Am. Woman. Art Exhibit I 21-31 March 2015 | Concept Note ACTIVITIES Alliance Ethio-Francaise of Dire Dawa is hosting the exhibit in its compound in Kezira, Dire Dawa. Not including the groundwork activities and in-campus preparations, the following are the key activities of the exhibit. Other special activities may be organized within the exhibit period. I. Ingress Date|Time: March 21, 2015 | 8-4PM II. Exhibit Opening Date|Time: March 21, 2015 | 6PM Coinciding with the local celebration of the Francophonie Weekend organized by the Alliance Ethio- Francaise of Dire Dawa, other cultural activities are held that night such as musical/dance performances and film screenings prepared by the host. III. Exhibit Closing Date|Time: March 31, 2015 | 9AM Featuring: Recognition of Artists and Event Partners IV. Egress Date|Time: March 31, 2011 | 10AM-12NN (Fund-sourcing for the above proposed budget is still being procured.) COORDINATORS Students: • female students of ARCH2052 Visual and History of Arts 2 (Comm. Skills IV) and ARCH5512 Interior Design Faculty: • Amen Tadesse • Anna Luzzette Lareza • Edeliza V. Macalandag Prepared by: Edeliza V. Macalandag, uap Guest Professor/ VSO Volunteer Email: lizamacalandag@gmail.com Mobile: +251 939 865823 Approved d by: Asmamaw Bule Department Head Email: asmeddu.edu.et@gmail.com Mobile: +251 922 874 296

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