Dakar

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VISIT

The Foire Internationale de Dakar

The Foire Internationale de Dakar was built in 1974, by French architects Lamoureux, Marin and Bonamy, to house the city’s International Trade Fair.

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DISCOVER

Babacar Niang

Babacar Niang created organic wooden sculptures. He sadly passed away in early 2015, and thus his work is limited edition and highly collectable.

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The Thread Cultural Centre

The Thread Cultural Centre, designed by Architect Toshiko Mori, combines local materials with innovative design and geometry.

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Raw Material Company

A collaboration of artists, writers, researchers, curators and urban planners.

COUTH ARCHIVE

EAT

Noflaye Restaurant

Do not miss the fresh seafood at this seaside eatery.

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SHOP

Selly Rabe Kane

For the first time in the event’s 21-year history, the 2017 Design Indaba Festival is taking on an external creative director in the form of Selly Raby Kane.

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LISTEN

Institute de Francais

Find the local musicians, artistic exchanges and a dialogue among cultures.

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SHOP

Aissa Dione Textiles

Aissa Dione creates contemporary interpretations of traditional Mandjaque hand weaving. Make the most of your visit to Dakar by booking an appointment at Aissa Dione’s private home which doubles as a showroom.

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DISCOVER

Nomad Pasteef AKA Docta

Docta uses graffiti as a means of communication, and can be seen throughout the streets of Dakar. He is also part of the Vitra Design Museum’s Making Africa travelling exhibition.

FESTIGRAFF #8 is taking place 14th – 23rd April.

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Bibi Seck & Ayse Birsel Designs

Design duo Bibi Seck and Ayse Birsel are award winning product designers using innovation to solve problems. Bibi Seck is also the founder of Dakar Next, a design studio-laboratory in Dakar. He was born in Paris and spent his formative years in London, Paris and Dakar.

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Dakar Art Biennale

The 13th Edition of Dak’Art will take place in 2018.

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STAY

Savava Jardin Hotel

Beachfront accommodation with beautiful gardens.

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SEE

Wander the streets and discover Dakar’s street art.

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SEE

Wander the streets and discover Dakar’s street art.

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DISCOVER

Bull Doff

This Senegalese fashion label is created by Fabrice Monteiro who lives and works between Senegal and Belgium. He travelled throughout the world whilst modelling and gained experience in photography and fashion design. The brand juxtaposes chaotic urban inspirations of the present and traditional tribal life of the past.

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WEAR

COUTH Essaouira Kaftan

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WEAR

Albertus Swanepoel’s Graphis Hat in Sisal