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Sacral Architecture of Africa is a tribute to the religious architectural expression in the African continent. We work towards mapping and detailing events that permeate structural materiality through drawings and texts revealing the histories of some of the most important sacral structures.
The project intends to create an iconographic and historical database, which can be accessed by researchers and just about anyone who interested in this rarely charted subject. Sacral Architecture Africa takes into account three historical periods: the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods, through sacred structures in different countries and regions. This almost inevitable delimitation allows us to analyse religious styles and customs within their specificities, avoiding the risk of mingling distinctive expressions.
Certainly, the research and consequent book cannot fail to deal with sensitive topics such as stories of slavery and discrimination, the interaction of European and indigenous peoples, but also ancestral stories of deep religiosity and human ingenuity
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