AKPIA Lectures

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Sep 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
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This presentation looks at the development of the city of Tangier during two periods of extremely rapid transformation approximately a century apart.  The first was at the beginning of the 20th century around the time during which Morocco was divided up by French and Spanish colonial powers into two protectorate zones. Although this colonial system changed the administrative and military landscape in the area surrounding the city, Tangier itself continued being a de facto International Zone until its formal declaration as such in 1923.

Nov 12, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Architects, architectural historians, and conservators from across three continents, all pursuing their own agendas and interests, have worked rather more intensively in the Sahel over recent years than in the past, African practitioners included. The context is one, however, in which architectural histories that are only ever partial, produced here under constraint, can leave unreliable interpretations of the architectural past to which at least some architects and conservators refer, or from which they seek inspiration or direction.

Nov 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
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"Remember Your Grave:" Negotiating Uncertainty in an Accra Zongo