Monday, February 20 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Lawrence Hall, 206
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR
The Architecture of Education: A Sociopolitical Study of Building Schools, School Buildings, and Schooling in Ghana
Date & Time
Monday, Feb 20 at 05:00 pm PT
Eugene / Lawrence Hall / 206
This talk is an account of the making of, being in, and belonging to the post-colonial African nation of Ghana, examined through the lens of school architecture. I analyse processes of building schools, school buildings as products, and experiences of schooling through time and space to draw connections between educational architecture, nation-building and social class in Ghana.
Kuukuwa Manful is a trained architect and researcher from Ghana who creates, studies, and documents architecture in Africa. She is a visiting post-doctoral scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at the University of Stanford, and a post-doctoral researcher on the African State Architecture Project at SOAS, University of London.
Her book project titled ‘The Architecture of Education’ examines nation-building, social class, and modernness through a longue durée analysis of the sociopolitical and physical architectures of secondary schools in Ghana. She holds a PhD from SOAS, University of London, an MSc African Studies from The University of Oxford, and Masters and BSc Architecture degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
College of Design, College of Design: School of Architecture & Environment, Department of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture, College of Design: Portland
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