The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Exhibition - Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

From Tuesday 3rd July 2007 to Saturday 18th August 2007

Monday to Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, 3rd July - 18th August, Gallery 1, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1

For the first time, the rich, modernist heritage of the Eritrean capital Asmara is introduced in an exhibition, which explores through four thematic units the city as it is today and its historical social context, architecture and special culture, and the problems and challenges resulting from its function as the capital and the increasing pressure to expand.

The exhibition is based on the book Asmara – Africa’s Secret Modernist City by Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren and Naigzy Gebremedhin (Merrell, 2003).

Sponsored by the World Monuments Fund.


More details at the Royal Institute of British Architects' website.

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