Architecture for the Majority World: Symposium
|Starts:||14:00 18 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||17:00 18 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Symposium|
|Organiser:||Manchester Architecture Research Centre|
|Who is it for:||External researchers, Current University students|
Symposium with Peggy Deamer (Yale University, USA), Manuela Boatca (University of Freiburg, Germany), and Ibrahim Mahama (Tamale, Ghana).
The Symposium will debate the global expansion of architecture’s constituencies in the course of decolonisation and the Cold War – and how to understand and learn from this experience.
Peggy Deamer, Professor Emerita at Yale School of Architecture (USA) and co-founder of The Architecture Lobby, will examine how different nations’ professional architectural associations, including those in post-independence Global South, negotiate the tension between the professional and the worker.
Manuela Boatca, Professor of Sociology at the University of Freiburg (Germany), will speak about the visions of modernity and development put forward in the course of the 20th century on the semi-peripheries of Europe.
Ibrahim Mahama, an artist based in Tamale (Ghana), will talk about his recent work which revolves around the promises and materialities of architectures constructed during the first decade of Ghana’s independence.
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