Articles tagged Africa


Missing something from European design? Look to Africa, says Ravi Naidoo

Eindhoven – With social consciousness close to heart, the Design Indaba and Interactive Africa founder wants to show that there is a world of innovation to be shared from Africa.


Mark A-to-Z: R is for Renovation

Reinvigorating city centres and building within the constraints left from the past are challenges that stimulate and highlight architects’ talents.


Vlisco’s vibrant history jumps off the walls at Museum Helmond

HELMOND – Vlisco celebrates its 170th birthday with an exhibition that displays its iconic fabric designs on every available surface.

The new addition continues the roof and plinth levels of the existing volume into more dramatic cantilevering.

LOCALARCHITECTURE transforms an Ivorian villa into a new home for a Swiss embassy

ABIDJAN – A Lausanne-based firm contributes to Côte d’Ivoire’s post-colonial modernist architecture with a new Swiss embassy.


Rebel Architecture: Working on Water

MAKOKO – A Nigerian architect proposes solutions for Africa’s water slums on today’s episode of Rebel Architecture by Al-Jazeera.

Established in South Africa in 2010, BOS' rooibos-based drink has recently launched in Europe.

Branding for BOS Ice Tea

The fresh South African beverage company's eye-catching packaging will quench your thirst for ice tea and design.

Dominique Zinkpè, Errance, 2013, installation view MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, photo: Axel Schneider © MMK Frankfurt

The Divine Comedy at MMK Frankfurt

Dante Alighieri wrote his epic poem The Divine Comedy between 1307 and 1321 during his period of exile from Florence, where he had his intellectual roots. His status as a political outcast moved him …

The building provides contemporary architectural and constructive solutions, putting an innovative spin on local design traditions.

Primary School Tanouan Ibi by LEVS Architecten

MALI – Dutch practice LEVS Architecten has been undertaking more and more projects for the Foundation Dogon Education.

Gabriel Eklou, Baobab in the Wind, 2013, 102 x 127 cm, courtesy of Safia Dickersbach

The Black Stars of Ghana: Art District

One of the accusations most frequently levelled at the contemporary art industry is its unfailing propensity for Eurocentric trends and discourses. Safia Dickersbach, an art market practitioner …

Njideka Akunyili, Something Split and New, 2013, acrylic, pastel, color pencils, charcoal, marble dust, collage and transfers on paper

Njideka Akunyili and Simone Leigh at Tiwani Contemporary

We covered photographer Gideon Mendel’s show at Tiwani Contemporary earlier this year. The gallery, which focuses mainly on contemporary art from artists based in Nigeria and Southern Africa, is …

The Outskirts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, 2012 (exclusive)

Gideon Mendel at Tiwani Contemporary

The somber reality of global warming is not always immediately visceral to us. In his most recent exhibition at Tiwani Contemporary in London, Johannesburg-born photographer Gideon Mendel sheds light …

Wilhelm Saayman, There can only be one boss, 2012, oil on canvas, 123 x 96 cm, image courtesy of the gallery

Wilhelm Saayman: In Season Five Everyone Dies

Johannesburg-based painter Wilhelm Saayman presents his new solo exhibition at Erdmann Contemporary in Cape Town. In Season Five Everyone Dies is the fruit of Saayman’s febrile imagination: his …

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