A one-minute-city

Have you ever taken part in a community design process in some way? As far as I remember, I did such things in the seventies every time there was a need to embellish the neighbourhood together. The reward for doing this was usually a soft drink of red or yellow colour, someties maybe even some …

A post-covid face lift

This is a short update to what is going on in my neighborhood in Saint-Louis in November 2020. The northern part of the island has become one massive construction site with new canalization and soon-to-be paved streets and cemented sidewalks. It feels as if everybody were preparing for the better day, including the town planners …

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 …

A new bridge please

I am a native of Saint-Louis and I think that Saint-Louis is a very beautiful city compared to other regions in Senegal. It is a peaceful city, really. At least for the moment life is not expensive and the city is within the reach of all social strata, the rich, the poor, and those in …

Blaise talks

My thoughts on Saint-Louis today “There is already a lot that people can do for themselves. Like today with the Corona virus, there are people who make masks that are very pretty, I congratulate them for that! People can work if they want, but lazyness is dominating. I think that now when they see an …

Streets of Saint-Louis

What makes you remember a street? Is there an area in town to which you return often? Why? We all know how specific areas within any given city have their own feel and pace, depending on the time of the day. I was always a walker and in whatever town I lived, I always developed …