Join us in the former Bank of West Africa, a fitting venue for this public lecture hosted by School of the Arts!
University of Liverpool presents Rebuilding a new identity: Architecture and planning in the ‘tropics
In this talk, Professor Iain Jackson will discuss the architecture and planning of West Africa, with a particular focus on Ghana during the early-mid 20th Century. How did Colonial rule and commercial ambition determine the development of its towns and cities, and how did the transition to Independence and beyond shape the architectural agenda?
Iain Jackson is Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool. He is an architect and has previously worked in private practice, mainly on educational and school projects. His PhD research catalogued and surveyed Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India (funded by the AHRC), and his drawings are now held in the permanent collection of the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Wisconsin. He has recently co-written a book on the works of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, with particular focus on their projects in India and West Africa (Funded by Leverhulme Trust), and is currently researching early-mid 20thC Ghanaian architecture.
This is a free event but please register following the link below if you’d like to attend.