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The Ghana Think Tank. Ebe Odonkor, John Ewing and Christopher Robbins (2006)

The Ghana Think Tank. Ebe Odonkor, John Ewing and Christopher Robbins (2006)

The Ghana Think Tank is a collaboration with Ebe Odonkor and John Ewing. In the Ghana Think Tank, we sent a set of problems to think tanks we formed in Ghana, Cuba and El Salvador. After receiving the think tanks' solutions, we began to enact them.

The project is an attempt to transpose parts of one culture into another, to take a solution generated in one context and apply it elsewhere. The hope is that the friction caused by these misapplications would generate interesting results, and that we could learn something further about our own assumptions as well as those of our counterparts in the other countries.

As such, the focus of the Ghana Think Tank is not the resolution of these problems themselves, but on the gaps of translation that occur within the process as a way of uncovering our hidden assumptions.

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