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  • Issue 41

My Favorite

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains the significance of his carved stool. Photograph by Daniel Farò.

This small wooden stool, carved from one piece of wood and decorated with intricate carvings, holds the quintessence of my childhood. Known as a gho in the Bissa language, which literally translates to “sitting wood, ” it represents comfort and a sense of being held close and cared for. This is because whenever I saw my mother sitting on it, I knew she was either about to start preparing a meal or some other activity that was connected to family


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