Nana Oforiatta-Ayim will discuss how institutional habits must be challenged in contexts where there is a need for building lasting institution.

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker will address the need for building lasting institutions, and discuss how institutional habits must be broken in that same process. In 2017 she opened The ANO Institute of Contemporary Arts in Accra, and is committed to the long-term project: Cultural Encyclopedia, which will map and archive both historical and contemporary arts and culture across Africa. She has also written for magazines and books, such as Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Arise, Petunia, and African Metropolitan Architecture. She holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.