EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH: KIOSK CULTURE

Kiosk Culture is an exhibition, book launch and discussion, taking place on Saturday, 31st October from 12pm – 4pm, at the newly opened ANO Centre for Cultural Research. Kiosk Culture explores the Kiosk Structure, seen by some in Ghana as an eyesore, but it is also a ready solution to some of the problems we currently face: low-income housing and small-scale business models, and has the potential to become a homegrown symbol of innovation and ingenuity. The Kiosk Culture exhibition will show sketches by Tema-based architect DK Osseo Asare, the works of young architect Latifah Idriss, drawings by artist Yaw Brobbey Kyei and a specially made kiosk and film by cultural historian and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

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Nana Oforiatta-Ayim posed in front of her Living History Hub, Chale Wote Festival 2015

There will be the launch of the book, Kiosk Culture, the first in a series of publications by ANO, documenting historical and contemporary cultural production in Ghana. And a discussion between the artists and stakeholders: government officials responsible for the kiosks and their demolition, as well as kiosk dwellers, to explore avenues through which the kiosk structure can be validated and taken forward. A specially designed soundscape created by Sound Artist Lawrence Baganiah, made up of layers of kiosk sounds and ambience will be performed during the opening by the artist.

“Kiosk culture can be technologically advanced by recognizing kiosks as not simply micro-architectures, but potentially as micro-architectural robots: small building-spaces that create more than shelter; using the techniques of construction that already exist within kiosk culture to expand its domain–both by considering as architecture things like small-scale infrastructure, that many might otherwise not consider as such, and by making kiosk micro-architectures into machines.” – DK Osseo Asare

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Go join Ano Ghana for the Kiosk Culture Exhibition and Book Launch at ANO Centre for Cultural Research at the Efua Sutherland Avenue, Dzorwulu-Abelemkpe Traffic light, towards Dzorwulu Special School, first gate on the right, next to Marvels Mini Gold Course, tomorrow- Saturday 31st October, 12pm – 4pm.

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Author: Kwame 'Write' Aidoo

Kwame Aidoo, also known as Write is a fond reader, writer and lover of music and the arts, with a degree in Biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Tech., Kumasi and a certificate in Cultural Organizations in Transition from University of Lüneburg. He founded the creative activism movement: Inkfluent which curates Slam Ghana, The Write Experience, Vocal Portraits poetry albums, Slam Lab and the biggest literary festival in Ghana; Nkabom Literary Festival. Aside Ghana, where he is based, he has shown work in Brazil, Togo, Austria, France, Benin, Germany and Burkina Faso and most recently Norway with Aurora Ekvatorialis; a light sculpture and texts collaboration with Norwegian artist Toril Johannessen, exhibiting at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, 16.9.2016 – 15.1.2017.

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