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 […]

Tata 36 biy jóge Ngor di dem Guediawaye

Keroog dama dugg ci benn bis Tata bu 36 bi lay jële terminis Ngor yobbu la Guediawaye. Tata yu ndaw yii dañuy gaawa fees ak nit waaye wii yoon amoon naa palaas kon toogoon naa. Sopp naa jël ‘taranspoor pibilik’ ci biir dëkki taax yi ndaxte di leen faraldi jël dafay tax nga xam bu […]

Tata no 36 to Guediawaye

The other day I hopped on a Tata bus no 36 that takes you from Ngor Garage to Guediawaye. These small Tata buses get packed with passengers very fast but on this particular trip I even had a seat! I like public transport in cities and not the least because using it really gives you […]

What is Afropolis?

You may wonder: what is Afropolis? It is my multidisciplinary art project in which I aim to communicate through image and sound some of the dynamics of living in Dakar, Nouakchott, Addis Ababa or Bamako, for starters. The idea for this sizzled in my head for the first time a long, long time ago when […]

Diamniadio

For some background regarding how the urban world is developing: it appears that for the first time in recorded history, a majority of the world’s population is now classified as urban. The United Nations forecasts that between 2010 and 2050 the urban population in developing countries is likely to almost double from 3.6 billion to […]