Africa is Urban

"Africa is Urban" is one of the of the five themes explored in the "Africa is Now" exhibition at the Design Indaba Expo 2014.

From the Series

Shrugging off the perception that Africa is largely rural, the continent is home to seven rapidly growing megacities. These engines of growth and opportunity present an eclectic mix of contemporary urban challenges and possibilities. They are a source of vibrant design inspiration, from new architectural and urban typologies to fashion with real street cred.

  • Particle boards from agricultural waste by Charles Job (designer); Bern University of Applied Arts, Ahmadu Bello University and University of Nigeria (partner universities); Patrick Kaiser (workshop and production), Nigeria/Switzerland 
  • New Rugo Social Housing by George Periclès, Rwanda
  • Makoko Floating School by Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Design Architecture and Urbanism, Nigeria
  • 25s32e Bookcase by Aldo Tornaghi and Ab Oosterwaal, Piratas do Pau, Mozambique
  • Mamelodi Pod by Architecture for a Change, South Africa 
  • Blue Worm Onesy by Anisa Mpungwe of Loin Cloth and Ashes, South Africa/Tanzania
  • Mabushi Residental Development of Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Design Architecture and Urbanism, Nigeria
  • Moladi Plastic Formwork System by Moladi, South Africa
  • Street Sleeper by Oliver Brain, South Africa
  • Pozzolana Cement by Constructs R+D, Ghana