Texas Tech University

The Colors of Harar, Ethiopia

Professor Joe Aranha
March 30 - May 4, 2018
CoA Library Gallery, 9th Floor

The Colors of Harar, Ethiopia

The College of Architecture presents Professor Joe Aranha's exhibition THE COLORS OF HARAR, ETHIOPIA, a commentary on an emerging tradition in an ancient Islamic walled town in Eastern Ethiopia. This exhibition is on view March 30 through May 4, at the Architecture Library Gallery (Arch Building 9th Floor).

The library is open during the week as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Professor Joe Aranha is interested in examining continuity and change in traditional nonwestern architecture. His first reencounter with Ethiopia was in 2009 as a Fulbright scholar. His engagement with Ethiopia and its build environment continues as a co-principal in a British Council funded project involving a multidisciplinary team of TTU faculty and consortium of Ethiopian universities working together to develop graduate programs in Engineering. ‘The Colors of Harar' is a commentary on an emerging tradition in an ancient Islamic walled town in Eastern Ethiopia. The photographs are from a 2017 visit to Ethiopia in conjunction with this sponsored project, and TTU faculty development leave.

Contact Professor Joe Aranha via email at Joseph.Aranha@ttu.edu