Lecture by Warebi Gabriel Brisibe and Ramota Obagah-Stephen

A Study of Courtyard Buildings in Old Port Harcourt Township
CCA elsewhere, Graduate School of Architecture, Johannesburg, 28 September, 6:30pm (GMT+2)

Decolonization is signified and constructed through praxis—actions, processes, and practice-based struggles evidenced through expressions of material culture such as art and architecture. This research engages with the concept of decolonization, as seen through the lens of silent voices and perspectives, expressed in the soul of domestic architectural creations of postcolonial Port Harcourt. Gabriel Brisibe and Obagah-Stephen look at know how architecture set in a particular place and time can replay the narratives of the individual battles of subaltern lives and their attempt at decolonization.

The work presented in this lecture is part of two CCA projects: the multidisciplinary research project Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture and the post-custodial archiving initiative Find and Tell Elsewhere


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