How modernist style revolutionized Africa's architecture
FIDAK (Dakar, Senegal) – Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya are the five countries showcased in a curated exhibition of more than 80 buildings from Africa following Independence from colonial rule.
In Senegal, the country's first president, Leopold Sedar Senghor put a large emphasis on the arts. The Foire Internationale de Dakar, or FIDAK, for instance, came about during this period. It was all about forming new political relationships believes curator Manuel Herz.
"They were looking to bring the world to Africa," he told CNN.