Architecture & Afro-Brazilian Ideals in Southwest Nigeria (c. 1894 -1960) – Adedoyin Teriba, with response by Suzanne Blier

Adedoyin Teriba is a PhD candidate of Architectural History at Princeton University. His dissertation tentatively titled “Architecture and Afro-Brazilian Ideals in Southwestern Nigeria (c. 1880-1960)” explores how architecture, tombstones and objects of certain Afro-Brazilians in Brazil and the Bight of Benin helped to refashion their identities and narratives of their sojourn on both sides of the Atlantic. His other interests include Architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa, psychology of perception in art and architecture and art & architectural historiography. 
 Suzanne Blier is the Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.  She is an historian of African art and architecture in both the History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies Departments. Two new volumes will be appearing shortly: Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power and Identity c.1300. (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and African’s Worlds: A History (with Joseph C. Miller, Oxford University Press, 2012). ] She is Co-Chair of an Electronic Geo-Spatial Database: AfricaMap, and Chair of the Steering Committee of Worldmap. Forthcoming books include: Picasso’s Demoiselles: Pornography, Primitivism, and Darwin; Imaging African Amazons: The Art of Dahomey Women Warriors; and The Image of the Black in African Art (Editor: Harvard University Press).

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