Fugitive Archives – A Sourcebook for Centring Africa in Histories of Architecture
|Claire Lubell; Rafico Ruiz eds.
|Jap Sam Books
'Fugitive Archives' is not a book about African architecture or its history. It is a book about the role of primary research in the work of the fellows and about how, to centre Africa in histories of architecture, they had to develop new ways of finding, seeing, and listening. The sources presented here are starting points for dismantling and expanding existing architectural archives, in which what is considered valuable enough to archive remains dominated by colonial or Western knowledge frameworks. Through varied media and format, the sources multiply histories by highlighting diverse actors, practices, and geographies – on and off the continent – implicated in the history of architecture in Africa.
|232 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, English
Jap Sam Books