My Studio & Seminar classes for my first year here at parsons were very interesting, I loved every bit of it, not only because of the amazing teachers I had but also because of the awesome people I was fortunate to have enjoy this class with. There were tough times, like when we actually had to make stuff in Alex’s class or when we had to do those time consuming Talking notes for every one of Mark’s classes. It was worthwhile anyway and I loved it. Thanks.
THIS BOOK TALKS ABOUT TEMA, A SMALL CITY ON THE COAST OF GHANA. IT REALLY FOCUSES ON HOW IT CAN GO BACK TO HOW SUSTAINABLE IT WAS MEANT TO BE. TALKING ABOUT ITS HISTORY AND CERTAIN ISSUES TEMA IS FACING AND HOW THEY CAN BE RESOLVED. BRINGING UP IDEAS THAT AREN’T REALLY NEW, BUT VERY PRACTICAL IN SEEING THE CITY RISE BACK TO ITS RIGHT PLACE. THE BOOK ALSO GIVES US AN INSIGHT AS TO HOW THESE ISSUES CAME ABOUT, HOW THEY COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED AND HOW THEY CAN NOW BE RESOLVED .
THE AUTHOR BEING A NATIVE, ALSO HAS SOME PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH TEMA AND IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT SEEING IT GO BACK TO WHAT IS WAS MEANT TO BE, A MODEL CITY.
THE BOOK WILL BE UP ON THE iBooks STORE FOR FREE, FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN READING IT. HERE’S A PDF ABOUT THE BOOK. ENJOY 🙂
DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK
SINCE 1957, GHANA HAS BEEN RUN BY 12 DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS. STARTING OFF WITH WITH DR. H. C. KWAME NKRUMAH, WHO DIDNT ONLY SET A STANDARD IN GHANA BUT ALSO OUTSIDE IT’S BORDERS, AS HE PAVED THE WAY FOR MANY OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW.
AFTER HIM THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER LEADERS, WHO HAVE BEEN VERY SIGNIFICANT IN GHANA’S ‘UPBRINGING’-JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS, WHO LED THE FIRST COUP IN GHANA, WHICH WAS A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN THE COUNTRY’S HISTORY.
HOWEVER I FEEL OUR PRESIDENTS ARENT HONORED ENOUGH, ITS EITHER YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THEM OR NOT. I REALLY DON’T BLAME OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ENTIRELY FOR THIS, BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN NOT BE SPOON FED WITH THIS KIND OF INFORMATION ALL THE TIME. BUT I DO FEEL THAT THIS KIND OF INFORMATION COULD BE ‘STUMBLED UPON’ IF IT WAS ACTUALLY MADE NOTICEABLE IN THE COUNTRY. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW MEMORIALS FOR THESE VETERANS, AND THAT COULD BE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE KNOW VERY LITTLE OR KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE.
THAT IS WHY I CAME UP WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SERIES, TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON THESE VETERANS. THIS WORK IS NOT GOING TO BE IN JUST ONE LOCATION BUT IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT SETTINGS, FROM CITIES TO VILLAGES, ON THE STREET AND IN BUILDINGS.