Check out more fotos of the ACCRA [dot] ALT crew on location in the beautiful historic neighborhood of Adabraka. The team breaks down their take on Accra and their inner visions for life in the African city.
All photos by ACCRA [dot] ALT.
“Everything is in Accra. I think we’re having a peak of it now – a taste of 60’s and 70’s [U.S.] where people are moving back to being natural.”
NANA MILLZ [Production Coordinator], Ashesi University:
“For me, Accra has always been home. No matter how bad it gets, it will always be home for me.”
“Unplanned structures throughout the town – that’s the kind of Accra I saw growing up. I just hope that it will be better for my kids one day.”
“I’m hoping to see an Accra where the people are more open-minded to different ideas. We have to do more innovative stuff.”
“For future, I see a lot of development. I see slums disappearing. I see urban centers springing up in more places, and Accra being a safer place than it is now.”
“It’s our way of thinking, our way of doing things that has kept us in this situation at the level that we are now. A lot of things will be happening. I see Accra in a better place than it is now.”
AIGERIM [Writing Contributor] New York University:
“Accra is my breathing room. My Accra is a new set of eyes.”
JASE TAY [Intern] University of Ghana-Legon:
“For me, Accra is where everything happens. It happens in Accra first and affects the whole country. Accra is the image of the country.”
I don’t know how to put it into words – I’m leaning towards a future where Las Vegas is the Accra of the western world. Yeah, that’s my hope for the future.
We’re all looking for creative stuff, something that blows our minds away. Creative ingenuity. Like lyrics, the arts. Where people say, “Is this Ghanaian?” And we’re like, “Yeah.” And you’re like, “Wow…”