Features

We are Data Mines 2.0

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We live in a society of images, mediated through black screens. To be alive in 2018 is to be subjected to a barrage of visuals on computers,...

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Themba Kriger / Features / 3 weeks ago

Manteiga infuses Batuk with drama

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With a Mozambican father, who always had his guitar on hand ready to play a song, and a South African mother, both with great storytelling a...

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Rifumo Mdaka / Features / 2 months ago

Turn Up The Volume and Queer The Dancefloor

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A few years ago, I wrote about what I called the Somzification of the South African queer identity. The idea is premised on Chimamanda Ngozi...

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Gemma Hart / Features / 4 months ago

Future 76 // In dealing with the colonial wound

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Coloniality describes the hidden process of erasure, devaluation, and disavowing of certain human beings, ways of thinking, ways of living, ...

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Christa Dee / Features / 5 months ago

We are data mines

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Brands, research institutes and related companies are mining our own species for data. The everyday human is consciously and unconsciously b...

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Gaika – “Some Neon Lit Underworld”

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Gaika's collision of dancehall, grime and ominous drone creates a charged atmosphere of dread.  As audiences to his recent performances in S...

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Christa Dee / Features / 7 months ago

Nadia Nakai is working towards being the best rapper on the continent

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Described as Family Tree's first lady, Nadia Nakai's guiding vision is to be the best rapper on the continent. All the decisions she makes w...

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Marcia Elizabeth / Features / 8 months ago

The Evolution of The Sartists

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The Sartists - One of the first collective’s whose name imprinted onto my young mind when I situated myself within the man-made concrete mou...

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Bob Perfect / Features / 9 months ago

Nonku Phiri Doesn’t Have To Try Be Anything

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I assume everyone reading this website knows who Nonku Phiri is. Well, you know her work, at least. The multi-talented creative has featured...

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Marcia Elizabeth / Features / 10 months ago

Investigating the Diasporic Condition through Architecture // Emanuel Admassu

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Emanuel Admassu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is a founding partner of the AD-WO design practice based between Brooklyn and Providen...

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Hazel Kimani / Features / 10 months ago

Anees Petersen // For those who don’t conform to the norm

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“TO THE HOMIES WHO’VE HATED DOUBTED AND LAUGHED, WHO COME TO US NOW FOR AFFILIATION, VALIDATION AND ANY FORM OF COME UP, THIS GARMENT IS...

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Christa Dee / Features / 10 months ago

Digitized imaginings of new cities and their effects on rights to the city

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Cities are alive. In the same way that bodies renew themselves by creating new cells, so are buildings, streets and whole areas refurbished,...

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