One way to rethink transportation centers in Africa as an intersection of colonial and contemporary architecture is to consider the history and legacy of colonialism on the continent, and how that has shaped the design and function of these centers. An examination of the social and cultural context in which these centers are located can also provide valuable insights into how they serve as points of connection between the past and present. Additionally, engaging with communities and stakeholders who use these transportation centers can provide a deeper understanding of their experiences and perspectives on the role these structures play in their everyday mobility.
To explore this intersection, various design and research methods could be employed, such as historical research, case studies, interviews, and observations. These methods can provide a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between colonialism and contemporary transportation centers in Africa, and the ways in which these structures shape and are shaped by the people and communities who use them. Ultimately, this type of research could lead to new design approaches that more effectively respond to the unique needs and histories of African transportation centers, and better support the everyday mobility of its citizens.

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