Tuesday, 01 March 2016 06:00

African School for Excellence

Local Studio’s warehouse-like Johannesburg township school is an object lesson in revitalising the places that urbanisation has left behind

Published in News
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of creativity, says Debika Ray

Published in Review
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Young South African designers

A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery

Published in Features

A series of artworks that shed light on the Soviet Union’s relationship with Africa until the 1980s is on display at an exhibition in London. Artist Yevgeniy Fiks, who put together the collection, told us more

Published in GALLERY
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Making Africa

By avoiding “African issues”, Vitra’s pair of exhibitions present a far more compelling portrait of a multi-faceted, multi-vocal continent, writes Debika Ray

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 17:01


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
25 June – 25 October 2015

Published in Diary
Friday, 13 March 2015 15:30

Making Africa

An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum explores how design has shaped economic and political change in Africa

Published in GALLERY

An exhibition of modernist architecture traces the triumphs and contradictions of post-colonial nation-building in central and sub-Saharan Africa

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 23 February 2015 11:54

Making Africa

Vitra Design Museum, Weil-am-Rhein
14 March – 13 September 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:53

Gentrifying Congo

Artist Renzo Martens is attempting to recreate the economic effects of the commercial art market in cities such as London and New York on a plantation in central Africa

Published in Features
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:09

Architecture of Independence

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
20 February – 22 May 2015

Published in Diary
Friday, 23 May 2014 14:01

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:39

Interview: Luyanda Mpahlwa

Luyanda Mpahlwa was one of the first black South Africans to study architecture. His work eschews grand statements for small but telling improvements to Cape Town’s sprawling hinterland, says Riya Patel

Published in Features
Friday, 27 January 2012 14:13

Adjaye Africa Architecture

David Adjaye’s seven-volume taxonomy of African cities covers settlements in forests, mountains, grasslands and deserts. But is this huge collection of the architect’s photographs guilty of overlooking the problems of mass urbanisation on this understudied continent?

Published in Review
Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:37

Clerkenwell Design Week: Africa

We talked about Africa for the second series of icon minds, to coincide with our special issue looking at architecture, design and the urban environment on that continent (icon 084).

Published in News
Friday, 09 July 2010 11:04

Ponte City Tower

Ponte City tower, a familiar sight on the Johannesburg skyline, was the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere when it was built in 1976.

Published in News
Friday, 09 July 2010 10:44

The African City

Mega-cities like Lagos get all the attention, but Africa’s helter-skelter urbanisation is having more effect elsewhere.

Published in Features
Friday, 09 July 2010 08:58

Africa's Mobile Civilisation Culture

Think your smart phone is cutting-edge? The real innovation is coming out of Africa’s mobile culture.

Published in Features
Friday, 09 July 2010 08:43

Profile: Francis Kéré

Africa's extraordinary rising star.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:15

The Zamani Project

Africa’s neglected architectural heritage is being recorded in striking 3D images by the Zamani project.

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