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MONO.CLUB #53: moderated discussion with Francis Kéré

“I am tempted to invert one of the core questions that appeared in the event description: “Can architecture create a sense of community?” and instead reframe it as, “What kind of architecture can a sense of community create?”

MONO.CLUB #53: moderated discussion with Francis Kéré

“I am tempted to invert one of the core questions that appeared in the event description: “Can architecture create a sense of community?” and instead reframe it as, “What kind of architecture can a sense of community create?”

MONO.KULTUR #46: Francis Kéré – Of Clay and Community

“This whirlwind of a welcome – the zeal, the readiness to adapt, the emphasis on the social – might also describe Kéré’s particularly grounded approach to architecture and life in general. The trajectory that led him from Gando, a village in his native Burkina Faso, to Germany is an extraordinary one; and yet, while not denying its importance and singularity, the architect prefers to view it as the result of luck, hard graft, and his own stubbornly-held brand of optimism.”

MONO.KULTUR #46: Francis Kéré – Of Clay and Community

“This whirlwind of a welcome – the zeal, the readiness to adapt, the emphasis on the social – might also describe Kéré’s particularly grounded approach to architecture and life in general. The trajectory that led him from Gando, a village in his native Burkina Faso, to Germany is an extraordinary one; and yet, while not denying its importance and singularity, the architect prefers to view it as the result of luck, hard graft, and his own stubbornly-held brand of optimism.”