Category Archives: Ghana

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The Gaze on Agbogbloshie: The misrepresentation of West Africa as Dystopia

Not many of us think about digital waste but in the heart of Agbogloshie a suburb of Accra, Ghana we are faced with the consequences of electronic waste. The "Digital Dumping Ground" Agbogbloshe is the largest e-waste dump in the world. Photographer Heather Apyepong presents her latest photography project, " The Gaze of Agbogbloshie". Unlike most … Continue Reading ››
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Aku•Ako Cameroonian Dolls Inspired by Japan

A bold mixture of Japanese, Cameroonian and Ghanian crafts, designer Noumbissi Constantin creates these adorable toys.
Culture is what links individuals to one another to create their identity. As a designer, I'm really interested in what Africa, Europe and Asia can teach me and I'm always amazed to notice that these different cultures have a … Continue Reading ››
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Afripedia: Africa’s contemporary culture scene

Our friends at Stocktown recently launched a brand new project that we are ecstatic about. Roving throughout the continent this series hopes to captures Africa's full range of cultural and artistic scenes. Afripedia is an on-going documentary-project covering Africa’s contemporary culture scene. It covers the most significant and prominent creators in the cultural sphere, celebrating … Continue Reading ››
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Space and Modernism in Ghanaian Architecture

Commissioned work by South African freelance photographer Alexia Webster.  This particular series is spellbounding in the way that it captures public spaces in Urban Africa.  The series provokes the viewer to reinterpret architectural structures and you feel as though you are caught in between the present, past and future where the objects in the … Continue Reading ››