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Category list : Africa

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    Zeitz geist: Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa by Heatherwick StudioSubscription

    Buildings8 January, 2018

    Heatherwick’s spectacular cultural building in Cape Town is not entirely at ease with its financial bedfellows

  • Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 by Lindsay Bremner

    Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 by Lindsay BremnerSubscription

    Thinkpiece21 March, 2011

    Bremner speaks of a way of being in the world that is nomadic

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    Women's Opportunity Centre in Rwanda, Sharon Davis Design

    Buildings18 December, 2013

    Drawing on local precedents, this centre teaches cultivation skills to the women of a Rwandan village, improving both their prospects and those of the community

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    Water World: Is the Future Floating?Subscription

    Thinkpiece21 March, 2014

    In the face of dramatic changes in climate and increasing social inequality, could life on the water come to define urban planning?

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    View from St Louis, SenegalSubscription

    Thinkpiece17 December, 2012

    Italo Calvino would have felt at home in Saint-Louis, the former capital city of Senegal, and the Venice of Africa, reports Paul Brislin

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    View from Lagos, NigeriaSubscription

    Thinkpiece25 October, 2013

    The biggest city in Africa needs an architectural impetus commensurate with its growing size and importance, say John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood

  • Freetown Index

    View from Freetown, Sierra Leone Subscription

    Thinkpiece5 April, 2014

    Political impotence and uninhibited economic inequalities stifle the vibrant cultural legacy traceable in Freetown’s urban grain, reveals Killian Doherty

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    View From DhakaSubscription

    Thinkpiece9 April, 2013

    The political unrest that recently engulfed Dhaka highlights some of the cultural tensions discussed at this year’s CAA conference

  • The Mutende School in Lulamba

    View from Chingola, ZambiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece25 October, 2013

    The experience of building a school in Zambia has given Guylee Simmonds and James Mitchell a unique perspective on the country’s wider challenges

  • Scenes of popular elation in Cairo marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian pro-democracy uprising in January

    View From Cairo, EgyptSubscription

    Thinkpiece30 January, 2012

    As Egypt advances towards democracy, opportunities open up for a more environmentally responsive architecture

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