Between 1957 and 1966, 32 countries - almost two thirds of all African nations gained their independence from colonial powers. In these budding nations that are featured in this exhibition, technology and development became tools of liberation and instruments for expressing national identity. The daring and ambitious designs of new buildings, fro state banks to convention centers and stadiums, mirrored the optimism and aspirations of the newly liberated states. Presenting over 700 photographs, as well as archival material, videos, newspaper clippings and sketches.

Center for Architecture                   536 LaGuardia Place