Afropolis Dakar 2021: Teaser

Here is a teaser for my upcoming second documentary in the series on the urban space and city dwellers. This film will discuss the status quo of urban planning and the Dakarois civic activism in times in which the public space in Dakar seems to be growing more and more private. The teaser was filmed […]

Afropolis 2020 Saint-Louis

I’m very happy to tell that the first one in the series of documentary films for this project is ready! The premiere screening will happen in Finland in connection with my exhibition during August 9-16 and I hope to be able to have another screening in Brussels later in September. The film is not yet […]

Between public and private

The difference between the desert and the city of Nouakchott is striking, but on a second thought there is something about the city that marks the visitor with strangeness and resemblance of the desert, like vague echoes from just outside the city where the vast space of sand and quietness hits you on the face. […]

On the road with Tata & Senegal Dem Dikk

You can consider yourself lucky if you get a seat in these small and often crowded Tata city buses. Packed they may be but they are a very cost effective way of transport and often fairly fast too. In some parts of the town they are my favorite choice, simply because I like people watching […]

Corniche – Live Your Dream

You may know that Dakar is a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north, west and south, which gives the city much needed winds from the sea. The winds bring advantages: they keep the air clean for breathing and they also keep the mosquitoes at bay outside of the rainy season, or at […]

Cities from scratch – Diamniadio

A twenty-minute ride east of Dakar close to the Blaise Diagne International Airport a new satellite city Diamniadio is about to be born. These images were shot from a moving car. I am wondering who is going to be moving here? Who lives here already? At least some of the ministers of the Senegalese government […]