The African Research & Exchange Academy

Kumbo, Cameroon


K. Dakin Design has been engaged by  AREA, the African Research & Exchange Academy, to plan and create the site for an exchange program and residency for local and international students. AREA sits on 300 acres in the verdant hills of Kumbo, Nso, in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Founded by Dr. Ajume Wingo, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Values & Social Policy at University of Colorado, Boulder, AREA is dedicated to supporting a corps of young artists, writers, entrepreneurs and civic leaders to build a grand city of caring that transcends our myopic individualities and collective identities.