This collection contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sounds from forty-five different countries, as well as a large number of difficult to find texts that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study. The topics include slavery, language or Christian proselytisation / missionary work, among others. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
Project by two Kenyans who want to show Kenya (esp. Nairobi) through photographs from a Kenyan perspective and not from a tourist perspective. The project is meant to be extended to other African countries later on. Every Kenyan can register to upload their pictures. For the time being (12/10), most of the photographs were taken by one of the authors of the website, Joshua Wanyama. ... [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.
Website of an association that wants to promote traditional architecture ("the nubian vault") in the Sahel. You will find extensive information und how these vaults are built, on advantages (but also disadvantages) of this kind of architecture compared to others, pictures, videos and more information on different projects in different countries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This website is a platform through which the influence of this design vernacular in modern day Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design is showcased, is less about architecture in Africa, but more Africa in architecture. The site also aims to be an exploration of this vernacular, within the context of the past, the local, and the present, with the hope of inspiring further investigation and admiration. ... [according to site editor's information]