SPACES OF EVERYDAY RWANDA: The Rwanda Picture Project
Edited by Yutaka Sho
SPACES OF EVERYDAY RWANDA captures the collective emotional experience of a number of first-generation Rwandan architecture students who are engaged in a collaborative project to reshape their environment and rebuild their war-torn country. Their words and pictures invite us to share in their everyday lives, and in the process, introduces us to new ways of looking and thinking, and a deeper understanding of what it is to be a citizen of the world.
The “authors” of this book are the Rwandan architecture students of Yutaka Sho. The book consists primarily of the students’ drawings and poems, accompanied by Yutaka’s photographs and commentary. The book has an introduction by Yutaka and also by the respected poet Michael Burkard, who provided editorial assistance for the students’ poems. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to the charity set up by Yutaka Sho to support sustainable building in Rwanda.