This lecture seeks to introduce and set the background to the set of lectures on West African Modernism. It does this by first of all dealing with definitions and a short introduction to the literature related to modernism, the tropics and the key associated theories most cited. Issues such as geographies, regionalism, and actor networks are some areas which are also discussed. The lecture concludes by suggesting ways through which students might want to review the first set of case study buildings presented, in the light of current West African post-modern architecture examples which form the last part of the lecture. The questions that are included can be responded to individually or as a group discussion at the end of the lecture.
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