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Book Launch & Discussion

A Conversation with Lei Ouyang, Marié Abe, Shalini Ayyagari, Steven Hopkins and Deborah Wong

September 8, 2023 
Swarthmore College, Inn at Swarthmore
10 S Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA

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Sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation & co-sponsored by Asian Studies, Global Studies, Music, Sociology and Anthropology, and the Advancement Office at Swarthmore College


Documentary Screening & Workshops

Photo of Amelie Essesse

Amélie Esséssé, earthen architect/conservationist and film director

Swarthmore College and the William J. Cooper Foundation with Engineering / French and Francophone Studies / Global Studies welcome Amélie Esséssé, earthen architect/conservationist and film director to campus.  


Documentary Screening
Women Builders and the Earthen Architectural Heritage of Central and West Africa (30 min)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022  at 7:00pm, followed immediately by a Q&A with director, Amélie Esséssé
Singer Hall 033 

Free & Open to the Public

Hands-on Conservation and Decoration Workshops
Ecological Traditional Earthen Architecture of Central and West Africa
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 9:30am and 3:00pm, and Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00pm
High-Bay Singer Hall (first floor)


All members of the Swarthmore College community are welcome to join. Registration required. Please follow this link to register.


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