Doual'art, Douala, Cameroon
03 Dec 2013 - 10 Dec 2013

Le Salon Urbain de Douala (SUD2013) with urban sculptures, installations, exhibitions, performances, screenings, dance, concerts, urban design and public workshops is the 3rd edition of the public art triennial created by doual’art. Douala Metamorphosis participates in discussions on urban citizenship, friendly and responsible appropriation of public space by the Douala inhabitants.

Artistic transformations of public space are thought on at a neighborhood level, a square, a hub or a place. And the mutation occurs through a comprehensive aesthetic design: artistic as well as social and economic. In a larger sense, SUD2013 questions the role of art as a mediator between the different strata of a society for humanizing and promoting an identity in Cameroonian megacities. For such urban metamorphosis, doual’art organizes trans-disciplinary collaborations between artists, architects, designers and urban planners, regarding topics like access to drinking water, the right to playgrounds for children, reinforcement of traditional economic capacity (related to fishing), improvement of housing, creation of squares, small squares and other collective comfortable spaces.


Malala Andrialavidrazana (Antananarivo/Paris), Philip Aguirre y Otegui (Anvers), Manuela Dikoume (Douala/Paris), Justine Gaga (Douala), Juan Fernando Herran (Bogota), Kouo Eyango (Douala), Faustin Linyekula (Kisangani), Mauro Lugaresi (Douala), Boris Nzebo (Douala), C.A.I.R.E: Kamiel Verschuren (Rotterdam), Amandine Braud (Rennes), Lucas Grandin (Le Mans) and Xandra Nibbeling (Rotterdam), Raumlabor: Anika Juliane Neubauer, Nora Schmitt and Markus Bader (Berlin), Raw Foundation: Calanne Moroney (Amsterdam) and Bart-Jan Hooft (Durban), Joseph Francis Sumégné (Yaoundé), Pascale Marthine Tayou (Yaoundé/Ghent), Léah Touitou (Roanne), Trinity Session: Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter (Johannesburg), Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke Van Veuren (Johannesburg), Hervé Yamguen (Douala)

Elvira Dyangani, curator at Tate Modern (London), Koyo Kouoh, artistic director of the contemporary art center Raw Material Company (Dakar), Gabriela Salgado, independent curator (Bogota/London), Didier Schaub, artistic director of the contemporary art center L’Espace doual’art (Douala)



L’Espace doual’art, village festival Reflections on urban transformation from cross users look, actors and commentators of the city.

Lecturers with: Stéphane Akoa, politologue, directeur de la Fondation Paul Ango Ela (Yaoundé), Errero Djiengwe, psychiatre (Douala), Fabien Eboussi Boulaga, philosophe (Yaoundé), Marilyn Douala Bell, développeur (Douala), Professeur Assako, directeur de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (Yaoundé), T. Moyo, Président de l’ordre national des urbanistes (Yaoundé), Danièle Diwouta- Kotto, architecte (Douala), Jacqueline Ekambi, sociologue (Yaoundé), Franck Houndegla, architecte (Porto Novo/Paris), Danièle Moudeke, architecte/ urbaniste, (Douala), Jules Dumas Nguebou, coordination ASOAL (Yaoundé), Marta Pucciarelli, chercheur (Milan), Jean Yango, urbaniste (Douala) …


Public exhibitions, video- and photo projections, performances and concerts.

Le M.A.P., Market of Visual Arts: organisation_Stéphane Eloundou (CAM) and Merlin Teffolo (CAM), commissioners: Hervé Yamguen (CAM) and Hervé Youmbi (CAM) – Bali

Individual Exhibitions: Hako Hanson (CAM) – Bonapriso, Merlin Teffolo (CAM) – village, Hervé Yamguen (CAM) – Bonanjo, Salifou Lindou (CAM) – Bonamouti

Projections photographiques et documentaires: Hervé Dangla (F) and le collectif Kamera (CAM – in several neighborhoods in Douala, Justine Gaga (CAM) and Laure Poinsot (FR), Victor Ferrari (NL/CAM) and Reinout van den Bergh (NL)


The ART PROJECTS SUD2013 will take place in four districts in Douala:

Ndogpassi III, an unstructured and densely occupied area

Bonamouti-Deïdo, a “fishing village” neighborhood

Bessengue-Akwa, a spontaneous settlement densely occupied neighborhood

Bonanjo, a deserted city centre at the closing of the business administrative district


View the full program here



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