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Mariam Kamara, “atelier masōmī: pedagogy, practice and (shifting) possibilities”

Presented by Harvard Graduate School of Design at Online/Virtual Space

Mar 07 2022
Mariam Kamara, “atelier masōmī: pedagogy, practice and (shifting) possibilities”

Mariam Issoufou Kamara is an architect from Niger who studied architecture at the University of Washington. In 2014, she founded atelier masōmī, an architecture and research practice with offices in Niger’s capital, Niamey.

The Architecture canon, the way it is researched, taught and practiced, has a singular point of view. Accepting that point of view as universally valid has been one of the biggest missed opportunities in architecture. What we are taught as universal masterworks are, in reality, only a representation of a small homogenous group. This talk will cover the way I have merged practice and research to fill the gaps left by the absence of authentic scholarship outside of the canon. I will also discuss

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