African Modernism: Iwan Baan

Please join us for a conversation with architectural photographer Iwan Baan. Baan’s work is included in the exhibition Architecture of Independence – African Modernism, currently on view at the Center for Architecture.

Architecture of Independence – African Modernism explores the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation-building in 1960s and ’70s postcolonial Africa, when many Sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.

Iwan Baan’s photographic investigations record the ways in which individuals, communities and societies create and interact within their built environments. Commissioned by Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and SANAA to showcase their designs, his documentary work has been published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and in books including Brasilia & Chandigarh: Living with Modernity (Lars Müller, 2010) and Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities (Lars Müller, 2012).

The exhibition features original photography by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster.










When: Wed., March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl.
212-683-0023
Price: $10
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Please join us for a conversation with architectural photographer Iwan Baan. Baan’s work is included in the exhibition Architecture of Independence – African Modernism, currently on view at the Center for Architecture.

Architecture of Independence – African Modernism explores the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation-building in 1960s and ’70s postcolonial Africa, when many Sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.

Iwan Baan’s photographic investigations record the ways in which individuals, communities and societies create and interact within their built environments. Commissioned by Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and SANAA to showcase their designs, his documentary work has been published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and in books including Brasilia & Chandigarh: Living with Modernity (Lars Müller, 2010) and Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities (Lars Müller, 2012).

The exhibition features original photography by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster.
Buy tickets/get more info now