Bauhaus Screenings:
Scenes from the Most Beautiful Campus in Africa
Talk: Zvi Efrat

Salt Beyoğlu

March 11, 2020 19.00

Scenesfromthemostbeautifulcampusinafrica 2019 Copy Zvi Efrat’ın izniyle <i>Scenes from the Most Beautiful Campus in Africa</i> [Afrika’nın En Güzel Kampüsünden Görüntüler] (2019) filminden bir kare
Still from Scenes from the Most Beautiful Campus in Africa (2019) with the courtesy Zvi Efrat
Walk-in Cinema

Scenes from the Most Beautiful Campus in Africa (2019)
Zvi Efrat
25 minutes and 34 seconds
English; Turkish subtitles

Following the screening, architect and architectural historian Zvi Efrat will give a talk on his film, commissioned for the bauhaus imaginista project.

Scenes from the Most Beautiful Campus in Africa documents the planning and design of the Ife University (now known as Obafemi Awolowo University) campus in Nigeria by a team led by Bauhaus-trained architect Arieh Sharon. Founded in 1960 in protest against British colonial education policy, Ife was the first post-independence university in the country to possess an architecture faculty.

Having returned to Palestine in 1931 after his graduation, Sharon got involved in the Ife campus project as part of Israel’s development aid program. His synthesis of modernist-brutalist idioms, decorative elements adapted from local Yoruba culture, and radical reinterpretations of British tropical architecture, resulted in a rare ensemble of climatically sustainable structures that are open and flowing—in effect, “architecture without doors.”

Organized in parallel to the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away. Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu until April 3, Bauhaus Screenings are open to all and free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.