Wakanda’s Afro-Futuristic “Masterplan”: An ecosystem of flexible BIM structures for urban nomads

Written by Khensani de Klerk and Solange Mbanefo. Introduction  The second machine age, gender-based violence, global south, developing cities, poor infrastructure, influx, digitization, sustainability, Afro-futurism? We keep hearing the buzzwords over and over again but what does it all mean? How do these notions intersect spatially in response to the needs of future city developments? … Read more

Immigration, Immigration Part 1 | Audacity.

Today’s article is derived from an experience that the author encountered. Prelude. On lived experience as a criterion of meaning… “For most African-(American) women those individuals who have lived through the experiences about which they claim to be experts are more believable and credible than those who have merely read or thought about such experience. … Read more

FOTW | Koda®K (too dark), on Colourism and (un)captured space

*Shirley cards, named after a former Kodak studio model, were images used as the standard for colour calibration in photo labs all over the world. To colour match “Shirley’s” skin tone was to achieve a “normal” colour balance, a setting that was applied to everyone’s film, regardless of skin colour (Ali, 2015) Today’s Fruit of … Read more

Why black men have invented nothing

If you made the wise decision to click on this article, you are probably pissed-off about the title. You are probably secretly hoping to encounter a long satisfying list of African-American scientists that have effectively invented something. You are probably preparing your next Google search to prove me wrong…Unfortunately; your nerves might only heighten as … Read more

Everything Is Everything*

This week’s Fruit of the week is personal to us, and was triggered by experiencing the lyrical dialogue that we had with Jill Scott’s Everything is Everything song. Today we share our personal experiences that we hope to relate to the public, and in doing so, showing that everything is truly everything… A city is … Read more