Writing Campus Modernisms

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Ghana and Nigeria.
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The lack of indigenous African writers contributing to African architectural history texts is a problem, despite the development of the field over the last decades. This proposal succeeds two previous workshops (2021, and 2019), both which developed the writing skills of Ghanaian and Nigerian architecture research students to write critically in academic and contemporary media through their direct experience about the history of African university campus architecture. West African universities provide amongst the best undocumented examples of Africa’s modernist architectural heritage. This project works with ECR researchers over 24 months, using the previous-workshop learned writing skills to write about the architectural history of Lagos and Ghana University campuses; both in gazetteer format and through the creation of scholarly articles for publication in academic journals. It will also introduce the peer-to-peer learning writing programme to ECRs at Rwanda University’s Architecture school, sharing this good practice process encouraging Africa-located architectural history writing.

Workshop Team: Professor Nwola Uduku, University of Liverpool; Professor Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos; Dr Irene Appeaning Addo, University of Ghana; Mr Alexander Ndibwami, University of Rwanda; Dr Rahman Tafahomi, University of Rwanda.

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