I am Malagasy. Architect Member of the Order of Malagasy Architects and Graduate Member of the Royal Institute of Architecture of Canada. I am very proud to have joined these 2 institutions and I always make it a priority to encourage good practices, sharing and ethics. https://linktr.ee/jogany I have 4 children and I have been…

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Mon parcours en Architecture n’est ni brillant, ni exemplaire, j’ai juste réussi des études typiques et surtout très pragmatiques. Si en 2022, maintenant rentrée définitivement à Madagascar, je ne cesse de prôner l’initiative de créer une École d’Architecture au pays c’est que je considère qu’il ne faille pas être “un enfant de…” avec des mentions…

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Antananarivo is a 4-Century-old city. Andrianampoinimerina, as a wise king, knew what rice fields brought to his nation. Their presence even in its capital marks the importance of his power but above all the social pragmatism of this great strategist. Today the hydraulic engineering of the great plain of the Betsimitatatra dating back to the…

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ou la recherche de l’Utopie , d’une Terre Promise à Madagascar par un diplomate américain et activiste des droits civiques entre 1891-1895 à la veille de la colonisation française les fautes d’orthographe, liens des sources et références sont en cours de mise à jour car j’ai retracé toutes ces histoires à partir de cet épique…

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I am still half way through Michele Rakotoson’s Ambatomanga book and since I needed more background informations specifically regarding Malagasy past on Slavery and our fights against any kinds of colonization, I ended up NOT finishing her book but also got entangled into the most amazing human social adventure possible. I began the journey in…

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Ce pays comme beaucoup, d’autres de par le monde et pas seulement les pays du Sud, a pris la ligne idéologique de trier les faits historiques et, le manque de gros bon sens, de matériel et de moyens financiers aidant, en est arrivé à dilapider le reste de patrimoine qui a pu assimiler au fil…

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I know that I should only talk about House and House obviously about Trano Gasy all the time but people should also understand the link between the Land, the status of women and the status of property in Madagascar. in 5 minutes (or later) I will post on Diego and Tamatave where we had developed…

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His rebelliousness fits the archetype of a free black who refused to exist in a state of subjugation and resorted to subversive activities to guarantee his survival. Sometimes his captors and jailers valued his skills, but more often, his spirit of independence was resisted by the authorities. His survival on four continents from Madagascar to…

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I will not share pictures or media articles about latest heartwrenching headlines. obviously everybody thinks it happened far far away in some remote region where nobody goes. I am very sad to wrong everyone and will bring this to my personal experience (since you have noticed everything out here is all about me.myself.I and my…

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(…) At the end of the 19th century a new architectural fashion arose in Scandinavia based on traditional wooden houses. This romantic movement came to be knowns by the name of Dragistil (Dragon Style), a reference to the dragon heads that used to adorn Viking ships. The STRØMMEN TRÆVAREFABRIK outside Oslo, established in the year…

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#architecture#madagascar parce que mon dernier post sur la Pratique de l’Architecture à Madagascar a fait pleurer 3 ou 19 individus dans la place, je voudrais partager en toute neutralité les conditions d’admissibilité dans les pays où j’ai pratiqué (Madagascar et Canada) et je resterai très encyclopédique sur les autres cas. Lien de l’article frisant le…

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I was lucky enough to be a very proud owner of Colors Magazine July 1991 1st publication. I got it for free when shopping at UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON (still my favourite brand). we were back in the US for the summer staying at Boston College Campus. I was just 9 at that time but…

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Part I In the course of a conversation, Bekoto Paysans ** told me that his grandmother collected webs used to weave clothing made of the Hala Bé that she left to reproduce near the house. This story haunted me for months, if not years. how could we like exploit spiders to make gold thread? in…

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I re-discover this gem of an article and de fil en aiguille I found Blank on Blank series. I feel fulfilled now. full circle. back to Go. Ladies and gentlemenBoys and girlsThe chocolate roomHold your breathMake a wishCount to threeCome with me and you’ll beIn a world of pure imaginationTake a look and you’ll seeInto…

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…. when Malagasy architects had their place in Malagasy society. I insist on these 2 expressions “Malagasy … in… Malagasy” because in the year of grace 2022, us architects are no longer considered as architects, nor Malagasy, nor have no more a place as a Madagascar-born-bred practices (whatever that means btw) in our own country.…

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Tany mena tsy mba mirehitra The red earth isn’t on fire, it just looks like it Malagasy proverb  tous les soirs depuis quelques jours je partage dans un très long feed sur Twitter de mes découvertes et recherches sur la situation foncière des paysans de Madagascar car je ne suis qu’une architecte avec quelques pratiques…

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ceci est une collecte de stratégies, notions et procédures testées à travers le monde et dans l’Océan Indien ____________________________ Définitions Participation Publique (Decision Making) La participation désigne les procédures, démarches ou tentatives faites pour donner un rôle aux individus dans la prise de décision affectant la communauté ou l’organisation dont ils font partie. La participation, représentant tout…

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Congratulations you have wonIt’s a years subscription of bad puns.And it makes your story our concernAnd you set it up for returnsMy opinions. Mmm. Mmm. (x4)And there seems to be a problem here.Your state of emotion seems to clear.You rise and fall like wall street stockAnd you had an affect on our happy talk.Our opinions.…

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#workshop #sustainability #architecture #madagascar back in September 2020, we were exploring traditional ways of building. you are going to witness how our little shoe-box office with its amazing team of designers and technicians warriors managed to implement a frugal and environmental-conscious process throughout our line of work. it all started with this wall in Mahamasina.…

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Article 152 The Fokonolona, organized in Fokontany within the Communes, is the basis of the development and of the environmental and socio-cultural cohesion. The responsible persons of the Fokontany participate in the elaboration of the program of development of their Commune. – Madagascar’s Constitution of 2010 La POSTURE est difficile. littéralement. le site est à…

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#history parmi les plus anciennes photos de Mahamasina, se retrouvent toujours celles avec le Fokontany d’Amparibe-Avaratr’Imahamasina en arrière-plan. pour parler “pundit de l’urbain” : ce quartier est très très hachuré en rouge dans le ZPPAUP, genre il est même zone de sauvegarde, un site important quoi. un très vieux fokontany du IVè arrondissement en somme.…

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