My review of the exhibition "Making Africa" was just published in the website of the Journal of Architectural Education.
In this review I discuss how the exhibition portrays the challenges postcolonial Africa has encountered in the context of post–Cold War geopolitics. Next to it, I also reflect on the contemporary phenomena that these days makes Africa so attracting to an increasing number of investors, artists, and scholars. I suggest that there are two aspects that deserve further intellectual scrutiny to underpin the possibility of an African Renaissance. First, we need to reconceptualize the creative potential of informality.Second, we need to harness the productive potential embedded in the invisible infrastructures that activate vernacular social and spatial practices.