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Dr Kuukuwa Manful

Post Doctoral Researcher


Kuukuwa Manful is a researcher and trained architect who creates, studies, and documents architecture in Africa.


She is concurrently a postdoctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London and a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.


Her PhD from SOAS, University of London is an examination of nation-building, social class, and modernities through an analysis of the sociopolitical and physical architectures of secondary schools in Ghana. She holds Masters and BSc Architecture degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MSc African Studies from The University of Oxford.  


Through her Accra Archive project, she has digitised a collection of endangered historical architectural material pertaining to architecture, construction, and urban regulation in Ghana. She also curates adansisɛm - an architecture collective that documents Ghanaian architecture theory, research and practice, and co-founded and runs sociarchi - a social architectural enterprise that advocates for, and provides architectural services to people who ordinarily cannot afford architects.

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