Category Archives: Senegal

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Project Diaspora: Historical Self Portraits by Omar Diop

Recently launched at the 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Omar Victor Diop latest work has been making rounds in the international art scene. His take on these series of self portraits is a unique exploration of his research into the history of migration of Africans, personality and love of football.
Identity and discovery–at both the collective … 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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Event: Global Black Consciousness

Hôtel Sokhamon, Dakar, Senegal 11th May 2014 - 12 May 2014
The Institute for Comparative Modernities (Cornell University) and the Institute of African American Affairs (New York University) will hold the international conference “Global Black Consciousness” on May 11 and 12, 2014, in Dakar, Senegal. The conference is coordinated by Margo Natalie Crawford and Salah Hassan … Continue Reading ››
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African Metropolis: Six Stories from Six African Cities

May 2014 will see the launch of African Metropolis at cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, tells urban tales about life in African metropolises. Screenings start on 9 May at The Bioscope in Johannesburg and on 30 May at Labia Theatre in Cape Town. African … Continue Reading ››
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Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food.
The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal. The vibrant mix of patterns is balanced with white washed pastel colors. Both the colors and patterns are inspired from aspects of the culture; such as … Continue Reading ››