Patti Anahory

Patti Anahory

Summit Manager

Anahory is an architect working across building, art, education, and spatial and curatorial practices. She holds a Master in Architecture from Princeton University. Anahory is a member of the Board of Academic Advisors at the African Futures Institute, an independent postgraduate center for architectural research in Accra, Ghana. She was Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York (2022-23) and served as Founding Director of CIDLOT, a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Cabo Verde (2009-2012).

Anahory is co-Founder of Storia na Lugar, a storytelling and counter-narrative practice, which exhibited at the 2021 Venice Biennale Architettura and is co-curator of her(e), otherwise, an experimental architectural and curatorial platform that invites African and Diaspora women architects to interrogate notions of representation and belonging. The project was awarded a Graham Foundation grant in 2022, the same year Anahory was selected as the alternate for the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Architecture Prize.  Her practice is featured in the book ‘100 Women: Architects in Practice’, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects and co-authored the book 'Panorama de Arquitetura Habitacional em Cabo Verde'. 

In 2014 she served as manager of the first edition of the Africa Innovation Summit in Praia, Cabo Verde.