Website of the exhibition of the German Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne on urbanity in Africa (2010 / 2011) showcasing five African cities - Cairo (Egypt), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of of the Congo) and Johannesburg (South Africa). You will find information on each city as well as on art projects from / about each city. Furthermore, you will find some excerpts of the exhibition catalogue. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Organisation for the promotion of computer technology in Africa through the creation of local homepages for African cities which describe local life and help localising IT in Africa. Projects carried out until now are homepages about cities in the following countries: see table of contents. Other homepages of francophone African cities will follow. Furthermore you will find links to municipal homepages. On the city homepages of PIVA you will find information and news about life in this city and sometimes some vocabulary in the local language. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Interdisciplinary and international research group working on law, local institutions and urban identities since 1945 in African cities. The research group was financed from 2006 till 2009. You will find many fulltext documents from workshops, also inclduing some powerpoint presentations. [editors ilissAfrica]
"Amancio d'Alpoim Miranda Guedes is an architect, a sculptor, a painter, and many other things. He is known familiarly to many people as Pancho Guedes. He was born in Portugal in 1925 and spent most of his very creative life in Mozambique, where he made more than 500 designs for buildings, most of them built there, but some built in Angola, in South Africa, and in Portugal." This website offers rich resources on Guedes biography, architecture and other arts, including texts and pictures. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The website documents an event that took place in 2007 on architecture and urbanity in Africa. The event was orgnaised by the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and ArchiAfrika Foundation. You will find many small texts, summaries of papers etc.
Private photographs from Bujumbura (during colonial times: Usumbura), capital of Burundi. The father of the author was an architect, hence you will find many photographs of buildings. The comments made about "the Africans" are to be taken "with a pinch of salt". [editors ilissAfrica]
The Campaign wants to draw the attention on the bad state of many historical buildings on the island of Gorée. Gorée was used to imprison slaves before they were sent to America during the slave trade. The site shows many photographs of buildings on Gorée island, already restored or not yet. Furthermore, there is a map of the island and background information on its history and the campaign. ... [editors ilissAfrica]