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A Spontaneous Tour of Some Monuments of African Architecture, 2021

Taking inspiration from Miriam Makeba’s house in Dalaba (Guiné Conacri), characterized by a traditional African structure and enriched with modernist details, the artist followed an instinctual and cumulative approach to produce sculptures that set the basis for an intercultural communication through architecture in the African geo-locality.

Using concrete and basketry and making reference to control towers and rondavels, Ferreira trespasses the dialectic between the so-called rational modern architecture and the more spontaneous constructions resulting from collective work that proliferate in the neighbourhoods of cities like Maputo.