Exhibition

ECHOES OF ACCRA

29 May 2016

Event times

Thursday 16th June (opening) & Friday 17th June 6.30pm - 9.30pm, Saturday 18th June & Sunday 19th June 10am - 5pm.

Cost of entry

FREE

Doomed Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bus 38, 56, 149, 277
  • Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction rail

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The exhibition presents a collection of personal stories from across Ghana’s capital, which heard together; tell broader narratives about the city, its diverse and distinct communities and idiosyncratic inhabitants.

About

London is facing increasing pressure from a changing and globalising world, our communities struggling to accommodate the flux associated with population growth, migration and economic uncertainty. Yet as a society we continue to view the Western city as the model of development – at the forefront of modernisation and progress. In March 2016 we travelled to Accra in Ghana, looking to this rapidly growing African city for an ex-centric study of contemporary responses to 21st century pressures. The exhibition presents a collection of personal stories from across Ghana’s capital, which heard together; tell broader narratives about the city, its diverse and distinct communities and idiosyncratic inhabitants. Despite its challenges, we found communities within Accra that remain resilient and expectant. Characteristics that manifest themselves in a highly social urban landscape able to integrate strangers, accommodate change and above all adapt. Using interviews, sound, imagery, drawings and ephemera we present a series of part real, part imagined walks through the city. (Funded by the Arts Council and RIBA)

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