Sename Koffi Agbodjinou and class participants at Salzufer studio collaborative text writing collaborative collage collaborative collage Infinite collage View of workshop at Salzufer studio View of workshop at Salzufer studio

In this collaborative and practical seminar, the architect and anthropologist Sename Koffi Agbodjinou offered resources, elements of reflection and action to diverge from the destiny of the modernity by mobilizing the radicalism of new embedded and intricate creative models inspired by vernacular cultures.

Sename Koffi Agbodjinou is an author, tech activist, and award-winning entrepreneur. With a background in industrial design, architecture, and anthropology, he now curates exhibitions and gives lectures and workshops worldwide. He is a jury member for various artistic projects, foundations, and corporate boards. He is co-founder of Africaine d’architecture, a collaborative platform for experimentation and research on L’African architecture and urbanism, and of HubCity/ WoeLabs, a network of Togolese technology hubs aimed at promoting equity in the face of the digital revolution. He works with concepts that incorporate indigenous elements into modern design, which he then implements as an inventor, designer, and entrepreneur at the level of product, building, and urban planning. His work develops alternative visions around issues of holistic architecture, primitive computationalities, democracy in technology, and urban sustainability.