Issue number: 1
02 December 2022
Ola Uduku
Ola Uduku's forthcoming article sheds light onto the meshwork of political alliances and international solidarity movements involved in the planning, construction, and operation of learning spaces in Africa, and explores both the potentials and perils of these endeavors in utopian place-making. Her article is a revised and modified version of her contribution to the catalogue of the 2021 exhibition "Education Shock" at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Tema primary school, Ghana. Floor layout. Photo: Ola Uduku
International School Ibadan. Photo: Ola Uduku
Ola Uduku
is Head of Liverpool School of Architecture. Prior to this appointment she was Research Professor in Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture (2017 to 2021). From 2011 to 2017, she had been Reader in Architecture, and Dean for Africa, at Edinburgh University. Her research specialisms are in modern architecture in West Africa, the history of educational architecture in Africa, and contemporary issues related to social infrastructure provision for minority communities in the ‘West’ and ‘South’. She is an advocate of equity in all its forms in the workplace, particularly in the Architectural profession. She promotes the Documentation and recording of Modernist Buildings and Landscapes (Docomomo) Africa, and is a former President of the African Studies Association UK.