The ECL-AA is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching and research platform focused on urbanization in Subsaharan Africa.

It was jointly established in 2015 as an exchange platform,research center and real laboratory by the bauhaus.ifex at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC). Due to the transdisciplinary and practice-oriented character of the Lab, the research and teaching teams tightly cooperate with industry partners, further international partner institutions, students, and postgraduates.