Afropixel #5 : Ville En Commun / Common City

Kër Thiossane and various places, Dakar, Senegal
03 Apr 2016 - 04 Jun 2016

Afropixel #5 : Ville En Commun / Common City

Afropixel is coming back to Dakar on occasion of the Biennale Dak’ART 2016. The 5th edition of the festival organized by Kër Thiossane  in entitled “Ville En Commun / Common City”

African cities are developing at a very high speed. Without the commitment of all, Africa will not be able to effectively address any of the challenges contained by this large-scale urban development, along with owning the measures to be conducted, and the use of constantly renewed local characteristics. The demographic and urban challenges facing Africa – and therefore the entire world – consequently requiring more diligence and creativity than ever before.

Since the previous edition of the Afropixel Resistance Garden in May 2014, the School of Commons of Kër Thiossane located at the heart of the capital Dakar, is seeking through art and the so-called open technologies to develop or strengthen solidarity actions, neighborhood and civic actions. It seeks the feasibility of developing “solutions” for urban and social issues, based on meetings and a variety of projects to defend the awareness of a common interest.

Common City, this latest edition of the Afropixel Festival dedicated to art and digital technology, still follows the concept and action carried out during the last two years from Senegal, with a particular focus on the dynamics of a collective action for the common good , from the perspective of architecture, design, open source digital tools and co-creation.

Find the full list of events here

Afropixel #5 is part of la Biennale Dak’ART 2016.


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