Mariam Kamara

Architect Mariam Kamara is the founder of architecture and research firm Atelier Masomi, based in Niger. Before founding Atelier Masomi in 2014, Kamara became a founding member of United4design, a global collective of architects working on projects in USA, Afghanistan and Niger. Atelier Masomi’s projects include plans for the Niamey Cultural Centre in Niger, the conversion of a derelict Niger mosque into a library and a colourful market using recycled-metal canopies. Mariam’s designs focus on open living spaces and make use of locally produced materials available to African communities: cement, recycled metal and raw earth.