Episode 156

On Soft Landings and Star Gazing with Robertson Ahomka-Lindsay Part 2


January 3rd, 2023

34 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

Holiday greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast is the first of a two part conversations with architect, artist and multi-faceted creative, Robertson Ahomka-Lindsay. Until returning back to Ghana in 2020, Robertson spent the majority of his life in the UK where he practiced architecture and explored his many other talents. He is the CEO and founder of Vivarco Studio, a multimedia and architectural design studio specializing in Tropical Modernism embracing eco and sustainable technologies. His interest in tropical modernism embraces the concept of using traditional Ghanaian creative heritage and materials to influence one’s creative approach and execution of design.

After years in the making, in 2019 Ghana emerge as the official return destination, not only for African Diasporans, also for Ghanaians as well. This conversation is a reality check of sorts spotlighting how to manage the start-up and sustaining a life lived in Africa. As 2023 starts, surely this week and next are a great resource for introspection and exploration of what could be for a life abroad.

Where to find Robertson:
On LinkedIn
On Instagram
On Twitter

What's Robertson reading?
Dear Nana: A Letter to My Ancestor by Peter Sarpong
Fear No Man: Living Without Compromise in an Intimidating World by George Reed and David Hunt

Other topics of interest:
Paradigm Network
Clifton College, Bristol UK
Ignatius Acheampong
Royal Institute of British Architects
Ghana's National Cathedral Project
About Kwesi Kwarteng