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African Building Cultures, Past & Present

January 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Camden Conference free Community Events series continues with architects, Brooke Harrington and Judy Bing, presenting “African Building Culture, Past and Present,” on Sunday, January 10, 2-4 p.m., at the Cushing Public Library. The event is free and open to all.

Africa’s complex patterns of culture and history are mirrored in its diverse architecture. Once African peoples built for themselves to suit communal relations, local climates, and distinctive worldviews. Decades of colonial control and modern urbanization have transformed Africa, yet today a new generation of architects draws inspiration from past traditions to create designs refreshingly suited to their African settings. This session, led by Cushing residents Brooke Harrington and Judy Bing, illustrates these two themes, past traditions and contemporary inventions.

Brooke Harrington is a professor emeritus of architecture at Temple University, and Judith Bing a professor emeritus of architecture at Drexel University.
This presentation is hosted by the Cushing Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference: The New Africa, February 19-21, 2016.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit, email, or call 207-236-1034.

The image:
New Artist Residency in Senegal, by Toshiko Mori
Photograph by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of Josef and Anni Albers Foundation


January 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Cushing Public Library
39 Cross Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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