Tracing the Non-Aligned Architecture: Environments of Technical Cooperation and the Work of Croatian Architects in Kumasi, Ghana (1961-1970)

Authors

  • Mojca Smode Cvitanovic University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3229-6147

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-0075/10450

Keywords:

Non-Aligned Movement, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Technical Cooperation, Modern Architecture, Postcolonial Architecture

Abstract

Focusing on the work of a group of Croatian i.e. Yugoslav architects in Ghana, the paper explains the nature of technical cooperation as a model of temporary international contract work in relation to the specificities of the environment built consequently. It focuses on the engagement of Miro Marasović as the head of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Development Office from 1961 to 1964. As its contextual framework, the paper addresses bilateral technical cooperation as a form of international communication and exchange, the practices of the Non-Aligned Movement, and the interrelations of the pre- and post-independence generation of modern architecture in Africa.

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John Owusu Addo, 2019; Nebojša Weiner 2012; Zvonimir Žagar, 2012, 2020.

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Published

2020-10-29

How to Cite

Smode Cvitanovic, M. (2020). Tracing the Non-Aligned Architecture: Environments of Technical Cooperation and the Work of Croatian Architects in Kumasi, Ghana (1961-1970). Histories of Postwar Architecture, 3(6), 34–67. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-0075/10450