Ghanaian Architect Kuukuwa Manful Wins Grant To Digitise Endangered Architectural Documents In Accra

access bank kuulpeeps ad

Kuukuwa Manful has been awarded a grant by the British Library Endangered Archives Programme for a project entitled ‘Building Early Accra: Preserving Historical Building Permits in Ghana’. It seeks to digitise extremely at risk and vulnerable architectural and planning records in Accra, Ghana and to make digital versions of the material accessible in perpetuity for current and future scholars.

Kuukuwa will be working on this project from October 2019 alongside fieldwork for her PhD on ‘The Architecture of Education in Ghana’.

Kuukuwa is an architect from Ghana with interests in African architectural history and social architecture.

​In addition to a Master of Architecture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, she has an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford, UK.

Her previous research explored the positioning of Ghanaian architects in the modernist movement, the concept of Asante architectural identity towards the design of urban buildings in Kumasi and social acceptance of earth building in urban areas.

She curates Adansisem, an architecture collective that researches and documents Ghanaian architecture theory, research and practice and has recently been awarded a British Library Endangered Archives Grant which she will use to digitise an architectural archive in Accra.

​Kuukuwa’s research project examines African nation-building through architecture.

She focuses on citizens’ perceptions of their states as a result of state architecture projects and the effects of these projects on the development of architectural professions in Ghana, Tanzania and Senegal.

​She is interested in African architectural history, heritage, identity, and social architecture in African contexts.


If you have a story you want to share with Kuulpeeps and the world, please do hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

dano milk kuulpeeps ad

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Latest

Kuulpeeps is a social news, lifestyle and entertainment brand for the young Ghanaian. Kuulpeeps is leading millennials through the journey of discovering news, engaging with content and interacting with one another through the use of tailored content platforms, social media executions and new media.

What started primarily as a campus focused site is growing into a media brand focused on satisfying the curiosity of young people across different geographic locations and lifestyles. Kuulpeeps seeks to be the leading content brand for youth interaction in Ghana and beyond.


For sales inquiries:

To submit your articles or inquiries/reports to the editor:

To provide any other feedback:

Copyright © 2019 Kuulpeeps.

To Top