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A collection of primary sources chosen by the fellows of the Multidisciplinary Research Program of the Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA "Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture":
Doreen Adengo, Dele Adeyemo, Warebi Gabriel Brisibe and Ramota Obagah-Stephen, Rachel Lee and Monika Motylinska, Ikem Stanley Okoye, Cole Roskam, Łukasz Stanek, and Huda Tayob. Edited by Claire Lubell and Rafico Ruiz, with graphic design by Naadira Patel and Fred Swart.
"Fugitive Archives" is not a book about African architecture or its history. It is a book about the role of primary research in the work of the fellows and about how, to centre Africa in histories of modern architecture, they had to develop new ways of finding, seeing, and listening. The sources presented here are starting points for dismantling and expanding existing architectural archives, in which what is considered valuable enough to archive remains dominated by colonial or Western knowledge frameworks.
Upcoming book launches: In Johannesburg on 29 September, at the LAPA project and residency space and on 30 September at the University of Johannesburg Graduate School of Architecture; in London on 5 October at the ArtBar Lounge of the Royal College of Art School of Architecture; and in Montreal on 19 October at the CCA bookstore.