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Israeli-African Exchanges: Architecture, Development and Decolonization in the long 1960s

When: Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Ayala Levin is an assistant professor of art history and will present her book project on the work of Israeli architects and construction companies in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Ivory Coast in 1958-1973. She specializes in architectural and urban planning in postcolonial African states. Before joining Northwestern University, she was a fellow at the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, and participated in the European Research Council project “Apartheid: The Global Itinerary” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Levin has previously taught at Pratt Institute and Columbia University and co-chaired a project for the Global History of Architecture Teaching Collaborative.

The Northwestern Buffett Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

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