There will be a free guided tour of the Building Africa exhibition on Thursday 1 February at 5.30pm, with Julia Gallagher, one of the curators.
The tour will last about one hour.
The exhibition is in the Brunei Gallery, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ
About Building Africa
Building Africa explores the relationship between architecture and politics. It tells stories about presidential palaces, courts, parliaments, a school, a sports stadium, airports and the African Union building itself and explains how they build political institutions and identities around the continent.
The exhibition is based on findings from a five-year research project at SOAS, which has been interpreted by design-teams from Ethiopia, South Africa and Ghana, each one producing an installation that explores local responses to the buildings. These installations were originally exhibited in Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Accra. They come together now to show how complex and often fraught political ideas are played out through architecture and popular responses to it.
Dates and opening hours
11 January – 16 March 2024
Late opening until 8.00pm on Thursdays
ADMISSION IS FREE