African Modernism: Iwan Baan
March 15, 2017
Architectural photographer Iwan Baan will speak about his work for the book Architecture of Independence: African Modernism, also now part of an exhibition of the same name, which opened February 16 at the Center for Architecture. Baan’s photographic investigations record the ways in which individuals, communities and societies create and interact within their built environments. The book and exhibition explore the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation-building in 1960s and 1970s postcolonial Africa, when many Sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.
Wednesday March 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl