The Artisan Workspace is a new concept created to provide a multi-purpose space for impact, innovation and entrepreneurship. Led by a local team of professional architects, contractors, and experts in the field, the model of the Artisan Workspace was built through years of intentional research and community relationships.
Through every step of this process, the Artisan Workspace is being collaboratively designed with the community’s invaluable input.
After 5 years of building relationships and developing with local business ArtisanApparel in Gulu, Uganda - we recognize the beneficial opportunity to scale production and expand local job employment.
We have contracted a local architect, purchased one acre of land and currently are fundraising to begin construction in 2019. Below is an overview of the first Artisan Workspace of Gulu, Uganda.
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Professional architect, Emma Mugisha, designed the workspace to be sustainable for generations.
The Artisan Workspace will create clean energy, collect rain water on rooftops, include bio-digester toilets, strategic positioning for minimized sun glare, cross ventilation, and designed verandas for shade. Building materials will be locally sourced such as local stone, bamboo, timber etc.
The space will operate on low overhead costs to ensure maximum profits and provide above fair wage job opportunities for local artisans and entrepreneurs.