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Literature

New Series Highlights Architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa

The seven-volume book collection takes a comprehensive look into some of the most significant structures from the continent’s 49 Sub-Saharan countries.

The seven-volume book collection, named “Architectural Guide Sub-Saharan Africa,” takes a comprehensive look into some of the most significant structures from the continent’s 49 Sub-Saharan countries.

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African Women in Architecture

An introductory look into seven African women in architecture and the work that they are bringing to the table

An introductory look into seven African women in architecture and the work that they are bringing to the table.

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54 Flavors: An Introduction to West African Cuisine

An exploration into dishes from countries like Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Cape Verde, and more

In a series of conversations, 54 Flavors takes a deep dive into dishes from countries like Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Cape Verde, and more.

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Exploring Public Health and Representation in Design- A Conversation

In a chat with Charity Ntansah and Ngozi Olojede, we delve into the importance of diversity and representation at design firms and in roles that govern health policies.

In a chat with Charity Ntansah, a Master of Public Health Doctoral Student, and Ngozi Olojede, a marketing and research expert at a leading architectural firm, we delve into the importance of diverse representation at design firms and in roles that govern health policies.

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Moynihan Train Hall: Stunning Art Installations

New York City's Penn Station has a new train hall with artwork by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and Elmgreen & Dragset

New York City's Penn Station has a new train hall with artwork by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and Elmgreen & Dragset

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54 Flavors: African food entrepreneurs adapting amidst Covid

These African businesses are finding ways to master the new normal

African themed restaurants, caterers, and the like have managed to persevere in the midst of the pandemic, powered, in part, by social and racial movements that have cast a spotlight on Black-owned businesses.

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54 Flavors: Conversations on African Cuisine in the Diaspora

Join us as we cover all things African food

Conversations on African food, African restaurants, African food trucks, African frozen foods, and more.

Makers

NANA OFORI ATTA AYIM

Cultural Historian, Writer & Filmmaker

The work of Ghanaian writer, filmmaker and historian, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, explores ideas of narratives and identity through the different media of film, literature and exhibitions.

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David Adjaye awarded 2021 Royal Gold Medal

The distinguished Architect has received one of the highest awards in the field of Architecture

Renowned Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE has been named the 2021 recipient of one of the highest awards in the field of architecture, the Royal Gold Medal.

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Tosin Oshinowo: Ilashe Beach

Lagos-based architect Tosin Oshinowo is transforming Ilashe Beach with her series of beach houses

Lagos-based architect Tosin Oshinowo is transforming Ilashe Beach with her series of beach houses.

Makers

El Anatsui

Indigenized Ethos

El Anatsui is perhaps one of Africa’s most artistic sculptors to be still alive

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Kingsway Tower

SAOTA's Landmark Building in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Designed by South African architects SAOTA, Kingsway Tower not only introduces new architectural ideas to Lagos – the economic centre of Nigeria and one of the fastest growing cities in the world – but it is also uncompromisingly world-class in its quality and execution, reflecting the importance of this emerging market in a global context

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Eva Sonaike

Bringing Colour to Life

Eva Sonaike is defining what African luxury is.

Arts

Through The Lens

A Look at the Works of Leading Ghanaian Photographers Yaw Pare & Steve Ababio

We spoke with two leading Ghanaian photojournalists about their work, and their thoughts on access to information and the power of photography using social media. They not only capture iconic buildings and spaces in Ghana and parts of Africa but also capture the daily nuances of being a Ghanaian and African.

Arts

Gallery 1957

6th March Opening & Inaugural Exhibition

This year’s March Independence Day celebrations for Ghana were markedly distinct, with the opening of Gallery 1957, a contemporary art gallery within the lush Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, Ghana.

Arts

Adomaa

A Chat With Afro-jazz singer on her Upcoming Maiden EP, AFRABA

A Chat With Afro-jazz singer on her Upcoming Maiden EP, AFRABA

Literature

Bibi Owusu-Shadlbolt's "Diary"

An Interview with the Writer, Producer and Co-Director of Afua’s Diary

An Interview With The Writer, Producer & Co-Director of Afua’s Diary

Literature

Alba Kunadu Sumprim

The Imported Ghanaian

The imported Ghanaian

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Kurt Merki

Culture, Purpose & Life

Culture, Purpose and Life

Literature

Being Afro-Austrian

A DESIGN233 Book Review

ABDALLAH SALISU’S THEORIES & PRACTICES OF BLACK AUSTRIAN IDENTITY

Arts

Som Aidoo | Pharo Tha Gr8

2 SIDES OF A RISING STAR

Som Aidoo is a budding Ghanaian-born actor and musician based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Makers

Ato Delaquis

Stroke of Genius

Interview with Ato Delaquis