Design 54

Design 54 explores the art and design world of the entire African continent and the Diaspora. Discover features on the lives and work of designers based in the continent and abroad.

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Mariam Kamara on Cultural Sustainability

The African Futures Institute kicked off its inaugural Alero Olympio Memorial Lecture series

Nigerien architect Mariam Kamara kicked off the inaugural Alero Olympio Memorial Lecture series for the African Futures Institute by discussing cultural sustainability.

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African Futures Institute Launches Website

The forthcoming postgraduate school of architecture is founded by architect Lesley Lokko

Ghana’s forthcoming African Futures Institute, founded by Ghanaian-Scottish architect and acclaimed educator Lesley Lokko, along with renowned Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, has launched its website.

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Isaro Lise Katangulia: Highlighting 'African Female Architects'

Rwandan architect and illustrator Isaro Lise Katangulia is celebrating the achievements of African women in architecture

Rwandan architect and illustrator Isaro Lise Katangulia creates "African Female Architects" to highlight and celebrate the contributions of African women to architecture.

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7 African Creatives Participating in the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

This year's African participants hail from Cape Verde, Nigeria, Angola, and more

For this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, African participants hail from Cape Verde, Nigeria, Angola, and more.

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MASS: Redefining Standards in Health Design

Building functional, beautiful spaces that address infection control and enhanced public health in Sub-Saharan Africa and the developing world

MASS Design Group has been creating industry standards in Sub-Saharan Africa and the developing world for sustainable and equitable development that is accessible, purposeful, and healing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kurt Merki

Culture, Purpose & Life

Culture, Purpose and Life