Society for the Promotion of Appropriate Technology and Housing, Cameroon

Development of art through digital technology and biochemical adaptations

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Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch, SRF / FPAC

As already often mentioned, it is not about either this ... or this, but about both; this-as well as this. This does not mean that from now on a new form of art is available, but rather: it is still in the phase of development, maybe the effects of this are unimaginable to contemporary critics, but this is always the case with imminent upheavals in approach.

We had already written "About the End of the Arts and Crafts" - in means here that unique items will gradually disappear and will play a role only with certain collectors in the high-price segment, - for the masses remain increasingly only copies, that is: mass produced products , This may not be understandable to the contemporaries, but it is so.

We have already written about "Polycrystalline and Bio-Molecular Structures in mobile and Immobile Towns (Architecture and Urban Development)" - this runs parallel to the upcoming art, whereby the term art is to be understood in a comprehensive sense, with painting, literature , Music - all in the traditional sense.

What awaits our children and grandchildren, if they are not already infiltrated in this direction?

Creative interactive consumption, with -Virtual theater, where one can play classics with friends, but also let yourself act with "stars", -Virtual design, with classic role models, but also by experiencing neural highways, -Virtual experience in games and sports in animated roles including traveling through the cosmos, as well as movements in, through and on the planet.

The reference to already existing infiltration refers to the computer-assisted film and music productions, computer simulations, - ultimately, all areas of life are at least affected, even if it is not perceived as such. It is valid here: we see what we want to see, - hear what we mean to hear, think what we like! What can be thought, if the thinking subject is also the object at the same time? The Artificial Intelligence (AI) is immune to this problem!

The question of why and for what reason we had already discussed under the topic

"Regarding the development of housing in a closed system".

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News from Alahkie

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In May, on the occasion of the visit to the RDHC-Bush-Hospital in Alahkie, Prof Pintsch, consultant to H.E. King Leshey I., was surprised at the completion of the shell construction. From originally two complexes only one complex was constructed due to financial constraints.

In conversation with the Ax Venture of Mr Victor, which was created out of CAT, the installation of a photo-voltaic systemwas discussed and its cost calculated.

The volunteers involved in the Cameroon project also discussed the unit and its installation and decided to support the project, which has now been completed and handed in a short period of time.(see pics).

The water supply with the help of Photo-voltaic is working without any problems since the installation.

H.E. King King Leshey, as well as Mr Victor and Prof Pintsch see as the next important step, construction of reservoir for rainwater, as well as a Bio-Gas unit combined with dry toilets.

For May 2019 there is an offer of a concentrated nurse training workshop for the RDHC by the Volunteer Marlis.

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Royal Development Corporation

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The hospital project is finished as a shell construction and is an excellent example of local, environmentally conscious, resource-saving construction technique (see pic and as a counter sample an advanced hospital construction!).

It takes strong account of traditional building skills with local materials.

Now, in extension of the project, a new project will be initiated, in which the possibilities of the modern times shall be intewgrated, e.g. GPS and use of drones.

At the same time, the Royal University Center with the Appropriate Technology department would also be giving a boost to giving high-tech hands-on experience and passing it on to students.

Successfully outsourced and now independent are the areas of pharmacy in Douala and the practice of therapy in Alahkie, which will have a positive effect on the further development of the hospital project.

Royal University Centre

The Department of Appropriate Technology of the University will take up the idea of the Royal Development Corporation and give the students new hands-on experience, because not the theory is the hurdle, but the practical experience for the activity of the next generation.

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Expo Announcement

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This small exhibition shows the work of about 20 years done by the CAT. Likewise, cooperations (e.g. Akwatinuighah and Akaankang with CAT, RDC, SPATH) and special projects (e.g. weather station, drinking water tests) have been taken into account.

Particularly noteworthy are achievements of CAT in connection with the Training on the Job Initiative for young men, as well as international projects about handicrafts, as well as the national projects on alternative technology (in the districts of the NW region, but also other regions), for which various Awards and Prizes were given.

Another initiative worth mentioning is the Kids Club, where children were playfully introduced to arts and crafts and alternative techniques.

Collaborations have successfully taken place between CAT and their partners and other foreign volunteers through the initiative of Viennese designer and initiator Dr Senta Siller.

Expo Annonce

Cette petite exposition montre le travail des derniers vingt ans du Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT). De même des differentes cooperations du CAT sont présenté ici, comme celles avec les partenaires Akwatinuighah et Akaankang, le Royal Development Corporation (RDC) et la Society for the Promotion of Appropriate Technology and Housing (SPATH) et de plus des projets spéciales sont mit en avant, comme la station météorologique et les tests et examinations de la qualité de l'eau pour une eau potable salubre.

Le Centre for Appropriate Technology - CAT - a fait un travail extraordinaire concernant le Training on the Job (practique professionelle) pour jeunes hommes, il a soutenu le developement et la distribution de l'artisanat regional dans un context international et le CAT a diffusé nationalement dans des régions et les comté de Nord-Quest des techniques alternatives.

Le KIDS CLUB, qui a initié- de façon ludique - les enfants à l'artisanat et à la technique alternative méritent également que l'on s'y attarde.

Pour son engagement durable, sa excellente performance et son expertise le CAT a recu des nombreux prix et distinctions.

Finalement il ne faut pas oublié l'importance et l'engagement de Dr Senta Siller, designer de Vienne /Autriche, qui a initié la collaboration des bénévoles des differents pays avec CAT et ses partenaires.


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About communication and information

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By Norbert Pintsch/IPC-FBTC

We constantly communicate and disseminate information in everyday life, without really thinking about what we actually do. Information from the Latin informare means: form, form, shape, educate, teach, represent, imagine something - Communication comes from Latin word communicare and means: to share, to communicate, to participate, to do together, to unite.

The spread of the terms information and communication over the Indo-European languages suggests uniformity, which are deepened in the scientific discussions, whereby the terminology is theorized and manifested, ignoring the actual diversity of linguistics in everyday life.

Ultimately, the resulting pseudo reality is seemingly insignificant, but actually the basis for all ensuing misunderstandings and conflicts.

Apparently, the theories and various explanatory patterns seem to be clear, so that they are further deepened, but in this process the understanding of basic concept disappears. The clarity of a theory turns out to be useless practice.

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For our friends in Bamenda University of Science and Technology and in Royal University Centre

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Self-contained note on three book projects

At the end of the year 2017 there are 3 publications about living concepts:


From a series of articles for a technical magazine between 2008 and 2012, the German translation is now available with original graphics and illustrations, in which the topic of Housing is discussed from different points of view (economy, technology, science, philosophy, etc.).


A conversation between Prof Dr Mackemsen and Prof Dr Pintsch resulted in a comparison of two research and teaching methods: the traditional one with quotations and references and the unconventional one, almost without references, which deliberately leaves the reader to look for the source and thus stimulates him to another form of activity.


From mosaic-like aspects to the system view between holistic, open and closed system, with the emphasis on the closed system.

In sketchy contributions, the complete range is discussed: the physical, earth-related to the far-off independent system and the psychic phenomenon of being self-contained for example in special diseases (amyottrophic lateral sclerosis).

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