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  • "Fugitive Archives" in magazine Domus n. 1086
  • Ronja Driessen
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"Fugitive Archives" in magazine Domus n. 1086

Published in Domus n. 1086, 2023 - Courtesy of Archivio Domus - © Editoriale Domus S.p.A. 

Our recent publication Fugitive Archives: A Sourcebook for Centering Africa in Histories of Architecture has been included in the January 2024 issue of Domus, a classic Architecture & Design magazine from Italy.

Fugitive Archives is published by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Jap Sam Books in the context of the project Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Archit4ecture, the 2019-2022 interation of the CCA's Multidisciplinary Research Program, organized with the support of the Mellon Foundation.
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 fellowss 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 an formats, the sources multiply histories by highlighting diverse actors, practices, and geographies--on and off the continent--implicated in the history of architecture in Africa. Rather than suggesting key, but inevitably reductive, themes, this book brings the fellows and their sources into dialogue in three sections that foreground similar methods and challenges to locating, accessing, reading and constructing otherwise fugitive archives.
Editing: Claire Lubell, Rafico Ruiz, research fellows: Doreen Adengo, Dele Adeyemo, Warebi Obagah-Stephen, Rachel Lee & Monika Motylinska, Ikem Stanley Okoye, Cole Roskam, Lukasz Stanek, Huda Tayob, translation: Sylvia Chan (Chinese), Rob Madole (German_, and Alexandra Pereira-Edwards, design: Naadira Patel, Fred Swart, editorial assistane: Victoria Addona, Sara Lusic-Alavanja (German), and Käthe Roth (French), CCA photography and scanning: Matthieu Brouillard, Alan Reed, rights and reproductions: Stéphanie Aleixandre, production management: Anaïs Andraud, lihography: Geert Heirbaut, printer: Graphius
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