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Creative Director, Olayinka Dosekun-Adjei teaches Harvard GSD Option Studio in Fall Semester 2023: Forgotten Fort Kongestein

February 21, 2024

The studio explored potential new attitudes toward historical preservation, transformation, and adaptive reuse. The location was Fort Kongestein on the Eastern Coast of Ghana, near the village of Ada Foah. A little-known site, now almost entirely in ruins, the fort was built in 1783 by Danish traders. One of many European fortifications which survive along the Gold Coast, erected for the trade of people and goods; between 1482 and 1786.

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