This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag architecture, farming, agriculture, landscape architecture.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object ended.

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.


Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA), 2018-ongoing

It was architect: MASS Design Group. It is dated 2018-ongoing. Its medium is video, digital renderings.

RICA will train the next generation of leaders in conservation agriculture to adopt and promote sustainable food independence production in Rwanda. The concept of the campus design was inspired by the One Health approach to interlink ecological, animal, and human health into all aspects of the project. The architectural and landscape plan focuses on nurturing social cohesion, providing spaces for hands-on learning, and restoring biodiversity to the landscape. Facilities are built with locally sourced, low-carbon materials and techniques.

It is credited Courtesy of MASS Design Group.

  • Personal Food Computer, 2018-ongoing
  • personal food computers v3.0 (pfc_edu) (2), graphic, empty growth chamber, video.
  • Courtesy of MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative.
  • NATURE.021

This object has no known Copyright restrictions.

You are welcome to use this image in compliance with our terms of use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA), 2018-ongoing |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=23 September 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>