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.


Aquagym Photos at GOOD

Every morning from our Dakar balcony, we can hear the sound of noodles smacking on the ocean: it’s the Ngor Dolphins aquagym club exercising on the beach.

You can read about why that’s special in an article Kap wrote for GOOD Magazine: A Gender Divide Melts Away In The Waters Of The Atlantic — where burkinis and board shorts are brushing thighs! I took the photos that accompany the article.

Grab a noodle and click over to GOOD to join the Ngor Dolphins.