The African Architecture Today conference, that took place at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana on June 2007, was an important contribution to the advancement of the study and practice of Architecture in Africa.

The aims of the conference were:

To define and propagate African Architecture

To build relationships between those training for, studying and working on spatial and building projects in Africa and other global regions.

To publish and disseminate current work in Africa, at a time when all global regions are increasingly making their unique contributions to the field of Modern Architecture The conference objectives are:

To bring together major stakeholders to map out a common agenda for African Architecture and create a forum for its sustainable development.

To provide the opportunity for African experts in Architecture to share locally developed knowledge and expertise with each other and the broader international community.

To establish a network of African experts on sustainable building and built environments for future cooperation on research and development initiatives on the continent.

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July 2007 -The conference African Architecture Today, held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana was drawn to a close on the 8th of June 2007. Speakers and participants from all over the continent, as well as from the United States and Europe, were present to try to define African architecture and the state it is in at present.

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