Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa
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African fashion and design is colourful, unconventional, fresh, elegant, and self-confident. Africa Rising showcases the work of young creatives from the continent's vibrant metropolises. Africa Rising calls stereotypes and archaic cliches into question. Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualise each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. A comprehensive portrait of Africa manifests from marrying Peter Mabeo's furniture made from indigenous wood or Nobukho Nqaba's body of photographic work that handles the themes of migration and foreignness through the clever use of every day objects or the publicly-minded architecture of David Adjaye with the up-and-coming threads of Selly Raby Kane's energetic fashion line or the soundscapes of Spoek Mathambo's Fantasma that fix Bantu lyrics to computerized beats.The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa.
ISBN 9783899556414. Die Gestalten Verlag.