Call for Applications: African Architecture Writing Workshop

MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE IN WEST AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

Students and recent graduates based in Ghana and Nigeria are invited to apply to the 3rd African Architecture Writing Workshop. The workshop, which will be held in both countries this year, will run from 11th to 16th June 2021 in Ghana and from 18th to 22nd June 2021 in Nigeria.

Following the 2018 and 2019 Architecture Writing Workshop, which focused on historical and contemporary architecture in Accra, the 2021 Workshop turns to modernist architecture on university campuses in West Africa.

Workshop Mentors will guide participants to develop their writing skills to write critically in academic publications and contemporary media about architecture in Africa.

To apply, please complete the application form (link: bit.ly/docomomowestafrica) by 24th May, 2021.

For inquiries, please email km79[at]soas.ac.uk

Eligibility:

— Students and recent graduates in the following fields and other related disciplines are encouraged to apply:  Architecture, Urban Design, History, Social Science, Journalism, Urban Studies, Creative Writing. Applicants with demonstrable interest and experience in these fields will be considered even if they do not have academic qualifications in these fields.

— Participants must be able to travel to the following locations in either Ghana or Nigeria for the duration of the workshop.

Ghana (11th to 16th June) – University of Ghana, Accra

Nigeria (18th to 22nd June) – University of Lagos, University of Jos, University of Nigeria

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