Mar 2–Sep 22, 2024

Tropical Modernism:

Architecture and Independence
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Mon–Thu, Sat+Sun 10am-5:45 ampm, Fri 10am-10pm

Tropical Modernism was an architectural style developed in the hot, humid conditions of West Africa in the 1940s. After independence, India and Ghana adopted the style as a symbol of modernity and progressiveness, distinct from colonial culture.

The exhibition addresses how architecture responded to colonialism, showcasing buildings in Accra, Cape Coast and Kumasi in Ghana.