An architect and member of the Angolan pavilion committee at the Milan World’s Fair and the daughter of a former prime minister of Angola, Paula do Nascimento, 34, has worked for well-known architectural firms, such as that of the Portuguese Alvaro Siza in Lisbon, but has also continued to work independently. In 2011, she founded Beyond Entropy Africa with the Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Rabolli Pansera.
Interview with Paula Do Nascimento, conducted by Augusta Conchiglia — How do you regard the future of towns and cities in Africa? Paula Do Nascimento — The urbanisation of the continent will speed up alongside rampant demographic growth, which is certainly cause for alarm. In Angola, there is a debate on the evolution of the city, driven by a new generation which is making environmental demands. Civic groups have also successfully...
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