African Modernism(s): Past/Present/Future

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22 At Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place NY, NY 10012)

Please join for African Modernism(s): Past/Present/Future

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.

Free admission to New School students can be applied using the code AfricaSymposiumNewSchool