An image of Lesley Lokko leaning against a railing, smiling.

Scottish Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko is curator of this year’s International Architecture Exhibition, the 18th edition, where over half the participants are from Africa and the diaspora.

Photo by Jacopo Salvi, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Lesley Lokko Speaks About a More African Architecture Biennale

Over half the participants at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale are from Africa or the diaspora, and that’s thanks to its Scottish Ghanaian curator, Lesley Lokko, who’s ensuring the continent isn’t just talked about at this year’s event.