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Apple TV showcases esteemed Ghanaian architect, Joe Osae-Addo



Apple TV showcases esteemed Ghanaian architect, Joe Osae-Addo

With all the negative publicity surrounding Grand Architecture Projects in Ghana, it is noteworthy that Apple TV is currently airing a documentary about Joe Osae-Addo, the preeminent Architect and Activist on the continent.

This recognition of his work will go a long way to redirect Architecture discourse in a more positive direction. His documentary is on Apple TV’s ‘HOME’ series and the episode is titled; The Inno- native House Ghana. The docu-series showcases groundbreaking ideas and inspiring stories behind the world’s most imaginative dwellings; an introduction to the visionaries who are challenging conventional concepts of living spaces – and pushing the boundaries of design itself.

The documentary is being screened in Joe’s hometown of Akropong, Akuapem on July 8, in partnership with Yaw Safori (House of Safori).

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Akropong has shaped his thinking and Architecture for several decades now. Joe has spent the last 30 years both in Los Angeles and Ghana, championing architecture advocacy and developing his own brand of Design and Construction techniques that he terms INNO-NATIVE.

After years of investigating the Urban condition, in recent years, Joe has been exploring peri-Urbana and more rural places in response to the intensifying plight of the uncontrolled rural/urban migration, which is affecting the development of cities like Accra adversely.

In Joe’s own words, “Towns like Akropong must develop very differently from cities like Accra, focusing on harnessing their natural attributes and resources, to create new places of development and growth that offer great opportunities to the youth, through employment and cultural expression. Come to this very special event of culture and tradition overlaid with Architecture and creativity broadly.”

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