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Colors of the Earth: Ghana's incredible, rammed earth walls
Ghanaian entrepreneur Joelle Eyeson is experimenting with the sustainable technique that could aid her country's housing problem.
Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama on the optimism in our failure
"My work is a manifestation of the failures and contradictions of history, but it also explores potentialities."
Accra's Arch Xenus is redefining what it means to be a successful architectural firm
We met the founder and principal architect who shared more about their approach to business.
Anarchic creativity in Accra with Francis Kokoroko & Daniel Quist
“We are easily bored, so we are always pushing ourselves to be creative. With photography, with fashion, with whatever we do – we try to do what’s different.”
Reviving the history of cocoa production in Ghana
The team behind the concept will be exhibiting at Design Indaba Festival 2019 to showcase design and architecture's role in shaping place
Smart Havens Africa uses human-centered business models to help the poor build homes
The company looks at developing green houses by promoting sustainable building and also tackling housing poverty.
Making sense of Ghana’s built environment with architect Alice Asafu-Adjaye
Design needs to be driven more by people’s needs and less by ego, says the architect.
Damon Davis explores Ghana's slave past and its impact on black America
“...the world tells us that our identity doesn’t matter and our story doesn’t matter and our lives don’t matter.”
Indelibl wants to make art by Africans more accessible
Both online and offline, the platform is committed to taking art beyond the gallery space.
Acknowledging Ghana's slave trade history with sculptor Kwame Akoto-Bamfo
“As a Ghanaian who is interested and inspired by Ghanaian and African culture, I'm a living witness to the knowledge that is being lost to time.”
Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance of having black literature voiced and heard
“I feel like some works can really open up one’s imagination and help us envision inclusive and liberated futures.”
Two urban initiatives tackle housing & energy in Ghana
Urban development specialist Farouk Braimah's design projects hope to make life easier for the poor.
Jonathan Dotse makes Virtual Reality experiences in Accra
Jonathan Dotse is a social entrepreneur, technology evangelist, and science-fiction writer living in Accra, Ghana. He also tinkers in virtual reality.
This Ghanaian company is turning plastic waste into asphalt roads
As #PlasticFreeJuly kicks off, we look at a new innovation that allows us to cleanse our environment of discarded plastic bags by building new roads with it.
Ugandan designers create a bloodless, reusable malaria test kit
Here’s how designers in Africa are using technology to bridge the gap between people and healthcare services.
Artist turns Ghana's symbol of scarcity into political art
Serge Attukwei Clottey uses Ghana’s ever-present yellow oil gallons to make a political statement about the environment, history and consumption.
How architecture shapes national identity and helps us understand history
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”
Eric Gyamfi’s arresting portraits of women accused of witchcraft in northern Ghana
“One major decision I took upon speaking to the women, was the fact that I was not going to paint their devastation back to them.”
The Araba Belle androgynous capes are inspired by Ghana’s coast
Accra-based fashion brand DoNeal was inspired by the people and landscape of Ghana's Cape Coast.
Joshua Kissi on disrupting and diversifying stock photography
The photographer and co-founder of TONL tells us why he decided to make images of the unrepresented his priority.
David Adjaye designs Ghana’s new National Cathedral
To be built in the city of Accra, the project marks Adjaye Associates’ first major project in the capital.
The Ghanain DJ and fashion mogul who dares to be distinct.
Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
Dutch photographer captures candid moments of life on the streets of Christian Village
“Photography helps me to see more, to connect with strangers and listen to their stories.”
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First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
• Duration: 00:43:07
9 May 19
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
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