The Parapolis Project

Abracadabra Magic Food, the vegetarian food startup I co-launched and operate in Dakar, Senegal, was always intended as a food truck. Now, we’re collaborating with students from the Münster School of Architecture and the Institute Polytechnique Panafricain (Dakar) to develop a design concept for a sustainable, earth-friendly food truck — and build it!

We concluded the first phase of the Parapolis Project in the spring, when a group of German students visited Senegal to research mobile market structures in Dakar and conduct a workshop with the IPP students — followed by a study trip through Senegal.

Abracadabra organized and facilitated the workshop and study trip, and I documented both in photos. The photos and designs will be shown in an exhibition later this year — stay tuned for details!

The Parapolis Project is supported by generous grants from the German Embassy Dakar and the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit.

For more photos and information, visit the Parapolis web site.