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Last May 2023, Misongi alumnus Philippe Kame graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies. This marked the end of a transformative four-year course at one of most selective institutions in the United States. Few of several highlights from Philippe’s time at Swarthmore include:

  • Becoming a 2023 Eugene M. Lang Opportunity Scholar. This prestigious opportunity led Philippe to improve the accessibility of museums’ collections to a wider Cameroonian audience, by digitizing these collections and providing an intuitive and interactive way to engage with this content. Through this fellowship and as a result of a collaboration between the Misongi College Access Program and the Solomon Tandeng Muna Foundation in Cameroon, Philippe was able to create a virtual museum, Cultural Lens.
    2- Receiving the Black Cultural Center Freshman of the Year Award. This award acknowledges a first-year students who has been an exceptional leader and made significant contributions to the Black community.
    3- Serving as Curatorial Research Intern at the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida.

Philippe is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at Taubman College at the University of Michigan, United States. If you are curious to learn more about Philippe Kame’s work, visit his personal website Congratulations, Philippe! The entire Misongi community looks forward to watching you grow even further in the next chapters of your academic career.