Itohan Osayimwese

“ I had an amazing experience today. A senior colleague who I met at a conference asked if I was related to ‘the Osayimwese who went to Zaria.’ It took me some time to figure out what he was talking about. ‘There was an Osayimwese who went to Zaria?’ I replied. ‘She was short, fair, hmmmm, rather substantial in stature.’ I grinned at this typical Nigerian turn of phrase. ”  —Itohan Osayminwese, personal journal, Brooklyn, March 21, 2014"

Osayimwese, a professor at Brown University, uses architecture as a lens through which she explores the experiences and effects of colonialism and the globalization of capital.
DESCENT  West African  
DISCIPLINE Architectural Historian/Theoretician