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.
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.
My photo of Emilie Faye accompanies an article by Kathryn Werntz on the Thomson Reuters Foundation website. Faye is one of the women involved in the “Live with Water” project in Pikine, a suburb of Dakar, Senegal, that is profiled in the article: “Dakar women grow herb business from floodwater.”
You can see all of my photos from Pikine on Flickr.
A few photos from Berlin, where I read with Marcy Dermansky and Jessica Francis Kane at St. Gaudy Cafe and Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore. I also toured a few Kino locations. The complete photo set is on flickr.
Below, a few photos from my recent book tour in New York, including readings with Mark Leyner, Tom Perrotta, Myfanwy Collins, and Deborah Copaken Kogan at KGB Bar, Sunday Salon, and Pete’s Candy Store. For more pictures, see the complete Flickr set.
Appotography included one of my shots in a nice gallery featuring cell phones photos of the Occupy protests.