Fawohodie - the first collaboration between Studio Anansi and TRNK - draws inspiration from the entangled relationship between traditional African aesthetics and Western modernism.
Combining influences from traditional West African art with derivative works by European architects, Fawohodie proudly asserts that Africa reverberates ineluctably throughout modern art, design, and architecture. In Ghanian, Fawohodietranslates to independence - to free yourself from. This collection is largely inspired by a series of post-colonial, modernist architectural projects erected in Africa throughout the 1950-70s. These buildings, which include Rinaldo Olivieri’s “La Pyramide” in Cote d’Ivoire - were commissioned as monuments to these countries’ newly-found independence, while simultaneously reclaiming Africa’s contributions to modernism and acknowledging its inextricable relationship to the west.