Listening There: Scenes from Ghana examines African Modernism, specifically the modern architecture built in Ghana between the late 1940s and 1960s known as “Tropical Modernism.” Its photographs and videos were conceived of as a provocation rather than an exposition. The journeys to Kumasi, Accra, and the coast of Ghana were motivated by a desire to see how these buildings had fared in the half century since their construction, and to explore how they functioned in today’s increasingly urbanized and globalized contexts.
Research and Design Team
Peter Tolkin, Peter Tolkin Architects
Research and Design Fellows
Studio X New York
Studio X Rio