Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence

Tropical Modernism was an architectural style developed in the hot, humid conditions of West Africa in the 1940s. After independence, India and Ghana adopted the style as a symbol of modernity and progressiveness, distinct from colonial culture.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Closes Sunday, 22 September 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • £16 (includes donation)

    Concessions apply.
    Advance booking is recommended.

Related events


Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence

Supported by James Bartos and Celia and Edward Atkin CBE

Header image:
Unity Hall, KNUST, Kumasi by John Owuso Addo and Miro Marasović – film still from 'Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Power in West Africa'. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London