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Sat 04.22.2017

African Modernism(s): Past/Present/Future

When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Where: At The Center   

Please join us for a symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition Architecture of Independence - African Modernism.

African Modernism(s): Past/Present/Future explores the legacy of architectural modernism featured in the exhibition Architecture of Independence – African Modernism. It is vital to consider the complexity of modernism’s political and social agendas and the influence of this body of modernism on contemporary and future building projects in various parts of Africa. The afternoon symposium brings together scholars and architects to critically examine the modernism built in the 1950s and 1960s in post-colonial nations around the African continent. Architects will also discuss recently built works including schools and health facilities and share projects underway that address the future of architecture in African cities.

Past:
Moderator:
Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP
Speakers:
Dr. Ikem Stanley Okoye, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
Other speakers TBA

Present:
Moderator:
Mario Gooden, AIA, Associate Professor of Practice,  Columbia GSAPP, Principal,  Huff + Gooden Architects
Speakers:
Joseph G. Mizzi, Co-Founder and CEO, 14+ Foundation, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sciame Construction
Other speakers TBA

Future:
Moderator:
Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP
Speakers:
Mark L. Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Mario Gooden, AIA, Associate Professor of Practice,  Columbia GSAPP, Principal,  Huff + Gooden Architects
LOT-EK
Other speakers TBA

Price: $10 for AIA members and students with valid ID; $20 for general public

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Organized by: Center for Architecture with the co-directors of Columbia GSAPP’s Global Africa Lab, Mario Gooden and Mabel O. Wilson.

Architecture of Independence - African Modernism explores the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation-building in 1960s and '70s postcolonial Africa, when many Sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.

An exhibition on the book project African Modernism: Architecture of Independence by Manuel Hez in cooperation with the Vitra Design Museum.

 

This exhibition and the public program featuring Iwan Baan are supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.


 This program has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.  


Additional funding for this exhibition is provided by:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


 

Related Programming:

Architecture of Independence - African Modernism Exhibition Opening
Thursday, February 16th, 6:00-8:00pm

FamilyDay@theCenter: Make it Modern
Saturday, March 11th, 11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-4:00pm
 
African Modernsim: Iwan Baan
Wednesday, March 15, 6:00-8:00pm

Kunlé Adeyemi
Tuesday, April 18, 6:00-8:00pm

 

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