Africa Rising

Co-edited by Gestalten & Indaba Design

Publication made by Gestalten

Under the supervision of Clara Le Fort & Robert Klanten

Africa Rising is a book co-edited by Design Indaba (a multi-faceted design platform known for its annual conference on design in Cape Town) and Gestalten, with the aim of making an inventory of the contemporary African design and artistic scenes. The curation is based on experimental trials, traditional know-hows and the way crafts can be a catalyst for social and economic development.
This book celebrates the universal linkage among cultures and highlights the incredible diversity of African arts.

Wekea recycled rubber weaving project developed in Ouagadougou as part of the Hors Pistes residency, is one of the projects selected for this great overview of our collective work.