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Meet the Queen of Cowries: Lafalaise Dion
For Ivorian designer Lafalaise Dion, the cowrie shell is representative of African legacy and spirituality.
Sierra Leonean artist explores identity and human expression
Ngadi Smart, a photographer from Sierra Leone, captures the diverse ways people express their identity.
IKEA launches ÖVERALLT collection during Design Indaba Festival
The limited-edition ÖVERALLT collection was launched on 27th February 2019 at the place where it all started – Design Indaba Festival.
This photo series is a 10-year snapshot of African youth and culture
“Africa is many fascinating and ambiguous things, but it is certainly not a poor continent.”
Amigo Doume is teaching troubled teenagers in Abidjan artisanal skills
Amigo Doume in Abidjan, Ivory Coast gives troubled teenagers – often ignored by support systems that focus on younger kids – the tools to earn a living.
Ivorian “photo-maker” Paul Sika is turning his creative energy to the world of games
Photography can no longer contain the whole of Paul Sika’s vision, instead he is choosing to tell his next story in a digital, transmedia fashion.
Ivorian women and wigs as photographed by Émilie Regnier
Black women’s hair is knotty terrain. Émilie Regnier photographs Ivorian women in their wigged glory and affirms that hair is ultimately a personal choice.
Issa Diabaté on designing the future of urban Africa
This Ivorian architect believes that designing with a broad vision makes all things possible.
Issa Diabaté on designing the future of urban Africa (trailer)
This Ivorian architect believes that independence, innovation, volunteer work and personal investment must characterise African architecture of tomorrow.
Issa Diabaté: Designing the future of urban Africa
Ivorian architect and managing director of Koffi & Diabaté Architects, Issa Diabaté speaks about the need for a broad vision of the future of African cities.
Issa Diabaté is the managing director of Koffi & Diabaté Architects and co-founder of the Koffi & Diabaté Group based in the Ivory Coast.
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