Back to top

Not VitalMakaranta SchoolAgadez, Niger

Artists can change the world. Not Vital had been working in Niger, building himself a home there (beginning his project to build a home on every continent from which to watch the stars). The home/tower he built there, at four stories tall was the tallest adobe structure in the area. So as he spent time there, he wanted to give back to the community. But “The Tuaregs - the nomadic people of the region, were very much against the school because they believed if children learned to read and do mathematics, they would not be able to read the stars anymore.” So the school house became reinvented as a staircase/pyramid structure by Not Vital in which the students could continue to learn outdoors, as their nomadic culture called for, but still have a centralized place to encourage education. 
  1. thozama reblogged this from softpyramid
  2. agorasouar reblogged this from cinoh
  3. hiefa reblogged this from softpyramid
  4. my-man-kevin-tran reblogged this from cinoh
  5. anna-chiv reblogged this from cinoh
  6. l-enfant reblogged this from cinoh
  7. cinoh reblogged this from thinkingimages and added:
    Not Vital Makaranta School Agadez, Niger Artists can change the world. Not Vital had been working in Niger, building...
  8. thinkingimages reblogged this from softpyramid
  9. aliciosa reblogged this from softpyramid
  10. abri-cote reblogged this from hopefulforpeace
  11. apollo-77 reblogged this from hopefulforpeace
  12. keep-it-halaal reblogged this from hopefulforpeace
  13. hopefulforpeace reblogged this from acyantist
  14. acyantist reblogged this from softpyramid
  15. ourparalleluniverses reblogged this from panjoga
  16. fletchwazzle reblogged this from softpyramid
  17. panjoga reblogged this from softpyramid
  18. h-ypothese reblogged this from softpyramid
  19. 731jarre reblogged this from softpyramid
  20. youjump-ijump-right reblogged this from softpyramid
  21. swayandswoon reblogged this from softpyramid
  22. sandburgian reblogged this from softpyramid
  23. blueflesh reblogged this from fatrockies