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After the Millennium: Contemporary Ethiopian Architecture


Date

November 18, 2021

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

McCormick Gallery

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Cost

FREE

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Events   Exhibit   McCormick Gallery Exhibit  

 McCormick Gallery at 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Royal Netherlands Ethiopian EmbassyRoyal Netherlands Embassy in Ethiopia, 2007

Ethiopia today exemplifies the realities of life in contemporary Africa. It is a country of dynamic growth, rapid cultural transformation, and increasing engagement with the world that reflects the country’s historically cosmopolitan nature.

Yet it is also a country facing the reality of a civil war that threatens to dissolve the country into ethnic regions. Ethiopia – like the United States and countries around the world – is struggling with multiple threats to liberal democracy alongside epochal crises of public health, income inequality, and climate change.

This exhibit was initially conceived in 2016 to document the prior fifteen years of positive developments in Ethiopia as it emerged as one of the world’s five fastest-growing economies. Ethiopia enjoyed advancements in growing political freedom, improved health of its population, and social stability.

In the past months, challenges to Ethiopia’s underlying political instability have revealed the country’s fault lines. We hope that this exhibit can still be appreciated to show what gains have been made since 2000 – and to demonstrate a vision of civic architecture that holds the promise of a united Ethiopia.

Date

November 18, 2021

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

McCormick Gallery

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

Categories

Events   Exhibit   McCormick Gallery Exhibit  

 McCormick Gallery at 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA