Spatial Literacy

Contemporary Asante Women’s Place-Making

  • Authors
  • Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Critical Spatial Literacy is Urgent Political Praxis

  3. Feminist Positionality: Renegade Architecture in a Certain Ambiguity

  4. Politics of (Post)Modern Space: Asante Women’s Place in a Capitalist Spatiality

  5. Auntie Pauline Sampene (Mobility)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-57
    2. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
      Pages 59-73
  6. Auntie Evelina Amoakohene (Education)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-80
    2. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
      Pages 81-96
  7. Akosua Serwa Opoku-Bonsu (Economics)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-99
    2. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
      Pages 101-111
  8. Nana Sarpoma (Asante Identity)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-118
    2. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
      Pages 119-123
    3. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
      Pages 125-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-173

About this book


In this remarkable work of interdisciplinary scholarship, architect and scholar Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare makes the case for an urgently needed praxis of critical spatial literacy, particularly for women of African descent. Through a compelling analysis of fifteen Asante women's negotiation of the politics of space, she demonstrates how they critically read the postmodern world in order to make place within it. This contains within it the promise of a feminist, 'renegade' architectural project in which spatial literacy allows one to navigate the significant socio-spatial effects of akwantu, anibuei ne sikas?m: travel, 'civilization,' and economics.


education feminism identity mobility politics women

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