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New book and launch

ASA’s latest book Building African Futures: 10 Manifestos for Transformative Architecture and Urbanism (Iwalewabooks) will be launched at the Venice Biennale on 4 September.



The book is a collection of essays by young African architects, urban planners and activists proposing novel solutions to urban challenges.

It is edited by Kuukuwa Manful, Emmanuel Ofori-Sarpong and Julia Gallagher


The book launch is on Monday 4 September at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, 14.00-16.00.

The editors will be joined by two of the book’s authors, Olufèmi Hinson Yovo and Fiona Nyadero for a discussion of the book’s themes.

Admission is free.


The event will be translated live from English to Italian, and a recording will be available afterwards at www.labiennale.org

Building African Futures: 10 Manifestos for Transformative Architecture and Urbanism


How do young African professionals imagine a future for the continent’s cities?

Building African Futures presents ten essays by young architects, urban planners and activists that offer innovative solutions to big challenges, including housing shortages, informality, legal roadblocks and misunderstandings between architects, policy-makers and local people. Their ideas are grounded yet transformative. They reflect the authors’ direct experiences across a range of African cities, but the issues they speak to resonate across the continent.

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