Teaching

For me, teaching is about supporting students, encouraging them to ask critical questions, and encouraging them in developing their own innovative tools for reflecting and acting in the world in which they live. I’ve worked in teaching spaces with young students (10-17 years, in Accra, Ghana) and with undergraduate, masters and first-year PhD students (in Accra, Ghana and in Sheffield, UK).

Trajectories in Urban Design (ARC6975) – Graduate Student Tutor [Spring 2021]

Masters in Urban Design Thesis Studio (ARC6982) – Graduate Student Tutor [Spring-Summer 2020]
I planned and led lecturers and research methods workshops with master-level students in urban design. In addition, I supervised (advised) two students a they researched and wrote their masters’ thesis.

Critical Spatial Theory (ARC6971) – Graduate Teaching Assistant [Spring 2020]

Accra Architecture Writing Workshop – Writing Tutor [Summer 2018, Summer 2019]
For two consecutive years, I was part of a team of academics and PhD students that organized and ran an intensive week-long writing architecture research and writing workshop for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students. Funded by African Studies Association-UK and British Academy, and organized in collaboration with academics at University of Manchester, University of Ghana, University of Nigeria.

Urban (Hi)Stories (ARC303) – Graduate Teaching Assistant [Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019]
As a GTA in this course, I prepared and delivered one guest lecture each fall semester to undergraduate and masters students on architecturally relevant theory with practical exposure to design challenges in the city of Accra. Introduced colonial and postcolonial theory as critical lenses for interpreting and critiquing architectural design and practice.

Principles of Research Design (SMI607) – Graduate Teaching Assistant [Fall 2018]
Teaching Principles of Research Design, a first-semester course for masters and first-year PhD students in the social sciences disciplines. Supported lecturers, student discussions, and provided feedback on students’ weekly reflections.

Cairo Urban Design Studio (ARC6981) – Graduate Teaching Assistant [Spring 2018]

Akwaaba Photo Youth Photography Workshop – Workshop and Exhibition Co-Organizer [October-January 2017]
Rita Garglo (No Limits Charity Organization), Teresa Meka (independent professional photographer), and I organized a series of photography workshop sessions with youth (10-17 years) in their neighborhood of Ga Mashie (in Accra, Ghana). Over a six-week period, we met Saturday mornings for training sessions, photo walks, and presentation and discussion of the children’s photographs. Worked with museum specialist Chanelle Nicole Frazier to organize the Akwaaba Photography Youth Photography Exhibition in January 2017: akwaaba.photography