Centring Africa Seminar

CCA elsewhere, in English, Swedish Pavilion (Rooms A and B) at EiABC, Addis Ababa University, 20 May 2019 to 21 May 2019, 9am to 6pm

Join us in Addis Ababa for the launch of the CCA/Mellon Multidisciplinary Project Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture. Hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Architecture, Building Construction, and City Development, the seminar will be a forum for shortlisted applicants to present their research projects, discuss the scope of their collaboration, and debate the conceptual terms and the methodological structures for conceptualizing African architecture’s agency through history writing.


Doreen Adengo (Adengo Architecture)
Dele Adeyemo (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths)
Tomà Berlanda (University of Cape Town)
Caitlin Blanchfield (Columbia University)
Warebi Gabriel Brisibe and Ramota Obagah-Stephen (Rivers State University)
Simon De Nys-Ketels (Ghent University)
Robby Fivez (Ghent University)
Ayala Levin (Northwestern University)
Rachel Lee (Ludwig-Maximilian-University) and Monika Motylinska (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space)
Ikem Stanley Okoye (University of Delaware)
Mark Olweny (Uganda Martyrs University)
Petros Phokaides (National Technical University of Athens and at the University of Cyprus)
Cole Roskam (University of Hong Kong)
Lukasz Stanek (University of Manchester and University of Michigan)
Huda Tayob (University of Johannesburg)
Rixt Woudstra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

This event is free and open to the public.

The CCA/Mellon Multidisciplinary Program is a new model for collective research. Organized with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, each CCA/Mellon Multidisciplinary Project starts with an open call for projects. At the seminar, peer reviewers will select eight researchers who will pursue their research project over 18 months, meeting periodically at the CCA in Montreal. The fourth project in the CCA/Mellon Multidisciplinary Program, Centring Africa aims to understand the role of architecture in decolonization, neocolonialism, globalization, and their manifestations across the African continent.


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