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. […]

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 […]

Dubai Fever

When I see cityscapes with the silhouettes of skyscrapers, I often wonder: how do these massive buildings make you feel in a city? Urban? Contemporary? Modern? Proud? Chic? Rich? Poor? Small? Addis downtown area and some other parts of the city are growing fast into the skies creating striking contrasts with older buildings that are […]

Afropolis : blog

This blog will have updates related to Afropolis. Blog entries will be multilingual and I encourage you to give feedback in any of the following languages: English, Arabic, Amharic, French, Hassaniya, or Wolof. FR Dans ce blog vous trouverez des mises à jour au sujet d’Afropolis. Les entrées du blog seront multilingues. Je vous encourage […]