Albert Brenchat Aguila


Lecturer Albert Brenchat Aguilar shares blaxTARLINES by Kumasi Kwaku Boafo Kissiedu and Ruth Simbao

Cover of BLAXTARLINES. Image by Ibrahim Mahama

“BlaxTARLINES: A Quiet Revolution in Kumasi” delves into the transformative power of the blaxTARLINES network, an innovative community of artists, curators, and writers based at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. Edited by Ruth Simbao and Kwaku Boafo Kissiedu, this special issue illuminates the multifaceted impact of blaxTARLINES through five insightful articles authored by twenty affiliates.
Originating from the visionary work of kąrî’kạchä seid’ou, blaxTARLINES continues to shape pedagogy, art, and curatorial practices not only in Ghana but globally. Its interventions, framed as ‘quiet, selective, effective, efficient initiatives’, have redefined exhibition spaces, critiquing platforms, and biennales, transcending traditional boundaries.

The book showcases blaxTARLINES’ unique approach, encouraging architecture students to explore the urban landscape as archaeologists, extracting visual and poetic insights from unconventional locales such as drinking bars, railway tracks, and graveyards. Through this practice, blaxTARLINES fosters connections between art and its environment, emphasising the transformative potential of creative expression.


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Name Albert Brenchat Aguila (he/him)
Role Staff
Department The Bartlett School of Architecture

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