How the École d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Dakar Imagined Senegalese Modernities

Event, in French, Hôtel Saint-Louis Sun, 18 May 2024, 10am to 2pm

Since 2023, we have partnered with curator and architect Nzinga B. Mboup to launch the CCA c/o Dakar program, focusing on modernist Senegalese architecture, its protagonists, and its histories. The first stage of this project will activate the histories of the Dakar School of Architecture and Urban Planning (1973–1991) by revisiting the school’s projects, protagonists, and archives as modes of knowledge and research production.

Join us for the first public event of the program, in which works of the first generation of architects trained at the École d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de Dakar will be presented. These architects—who emphasize the use of local materials and Senegalese cultural identity—are central protagonists in the project for defining and developing Senegalese architectural modernities.

Moderated by the curator of the CCA c/o Dakar program, Nzinga B. Mboup, Birame Niang, Jean-Charles Tall and Jacques Trouvé, the event will gather architects Abib Diene, Seynabou Diouf, and Thiao Kandji around discussions aiming to prompt further explorations of the possible for current and future generations of Senegalese architects; to reflect on their architecture’s societal, cultural, political, and historical impact; and to reflect on the importance of preserving archival documents for generations still to come.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your place, please RSVP by writing to, before 17 May, 5pm (EST).

Hôtel Saint-Louis Sun
68 Rue Felix Faure


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