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Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
Senegal’s taxi industry set to gain an eco-conscious option with the Ping! app
Could the natural evolution of public transport include a fleet of hybrid cars for every city?
Ethical and solidarity-based concept-store, combining Africa and modernity.
HUT: Architecture concept for a spiritual community
This Italian design group has conceptualised a meditative hub for Tanaf Village, Senegal.
The Simb/False Lion by Senegalese photographer Siaka Soppo Traoré
Translating an old adage into striking visual art.
Selly Raby-Kane on being a creative in Dakar
We spoke to the face of Senegalese fashion about why she wakes up at 4am and more.
Making interactive furniture in Senegal
As part of an ongoing exploration of African design, we spoke to Thierry Giles, founder of the first UX research lab in West-Africa.
Not for art’s sake
Senegalese digital artist Papi on the tools that give abstract art a tangible form
Telling positive African stories through photography
An interview with Senegalese photographer Abdoulaye Ndao.
Portraits of Senegal
Captivating images of offbeat moments on the streets of Senegal.
(P)residant: Those who don't let go of power
"I call them 'les presidents residants' because they never want to leave power once in the seat." – Fabrice Monteiro, photographer, Dakar.
Young, fashionable and made in Dakar
Three young fashion designers on being creative and running fashion houses in Dakar.
The rhythm of weaving in Senegal
French weaver and designer Johanna Bramble talks us through tradition and texture in her Senegalese studio.
"We already live in a dystopian world" – Fabrice Monteiro
Senegalese photographer Fabrice Monteiro believes we are already living in a dystopian world, on an earth that humans have made sick.
Design Indaba to collaborate with IKEA
Design Indaba is proud to announce a collaboration with global homeware giant IKEA, set to launch at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
Photographer Siaka Soppo Traoré creates a bridge between two urban cultures
These expressive photographs capture the feeling of hip hop culture in Dakar and Douala.
Architecture with a twist
A list of cool and quirky buildings from around the world.
Antoine Tempé: Documenting West African culture
French photographer Antoine Tempé has been living in Dakar, Senegal and works on portraits and documenting contemporary West African culture.
Journal Rappe: Rappers and politics in Senegal
Senegalese hip-hop duo Journal Rappé have made news in Senegal interesting to young people by rapping weekly roundups in their television show.
Dakar's Creatives: A photo series that captures the city's movers and shakers
In this photographic series by Jean Baptiste Joire we see Dakar's young creative agents in places in the city that inspire them.
Ibaaku: Creating unique African beats
While in Dakar, we talked to Senegalese music producer Ibaaku about his hypnotic afro-beats.
Contemporary ceramics capture the African heritage
Senegalese ceramicist Fatimata Ly creates contemporary products with a strong sense of African heritage.
Senegalese sneakers by Nio Far
Nnema, which means comfort, is the latest collection by Senegalese shoe brand Nio Far by Milcos.
Modern art that celebrates the African heritage
Travel and experiences in Africa gave French artist Doline Legrand Diop an artistic mission.
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