Kuukuwa is an architect from Ghana with interests in African architectural history, heritage, identity, and social architecture in African contexts. In addition to a Master of Architecture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, she has an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford, UK. She is the co-founder of sociarchi – a Ghanaian social architectural enterprise that advocates for, and provides architectural services to people who ordinarily cannot afford architects.
Her previous research has explored the positioning of Ghanaian architects in the modernist movement, the concept of Asante architectural identity towards the design of urban buildings in Kumasi and social acceptance of earth building in urban areas. She curates adansisem, an architecture collective that researches and documents Ghanaian architecture theory, research and practice. Her current research examines African nation-building through architecture – with a focus on citizens’ perceptions of their states as a result of state architecture projects, and the effects of these projects on the development of architectural professions in Africa.