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Ghana: Architecture of Belonging

To mark ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019’, a panel of designers and thinkers discuss the role of architecture in promoting identity and belonging.

What to expect

Ghana has declared 2019 as a Year of Return for diasporan Africans whose ancestors were victimised by the brutalities of slavery.

To mark this occasion, the museum is hosting a talk moderated by architect Elsie Owusu. Taking David Adjaye’s National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra as a point of departure, the discussion will explore connections between architecture, culture, memory and habitat in Ghana and how architecture can be used as a tool to promote identity and belonging.

Upper Level Auditorium and Altar, National Cathedral of Ghana. Credit Adjaye Associates.

Booking information

Adult: £12
Student/Concession: £7
Members: £5

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Background image | National Cathedral of Ghana, credit Adjaye Associates.