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Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design Publication

Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design Publication

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A large section of the catalog is dedicated to documenting work by over 120 protagonists of Africa's new creative epoch including Cyrus Kabiru, Cheick Diallo, Mario Macilau, Francis Kr, David Adjaye, Kunl Adeyemi, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Robin Rhode, Alaforu Sikoki, Selly Raby Kan and many more. The historical and theoretical background is explored in essays and discussions with Okwui Enwezor, Koyo Kouoh, Edgar Pieterse, and Amelie Klein, among others. These are complemented by statements from around 70 other experts from Africa, who met at interviews and think tanks in cities such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Dakar, Nairobi, and Cairo. This is a book about the future of Africa and about a new, more open way of understanding design. which means it is also a book about what design can achieve in the 21st century. The future belongs to Africa because it seems to have happened everywhere else already

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Made in: Germany
Language: English.
Page: 344 pages, ca. 350 mainly colored illustrations.
Size: 240 x 335 mm.


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