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WATCH: Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa | FUTURE CAPE TOWN




“the exhibition is built around the personal stories of the individuals involved in the urbanisation process of Africa”

 

A photographic exhibition of Chinese urbanism in Africa. This exhibition was open to the public with the aims of broadening one’s knowledge on the China-Africa relationship with regards to the impact China has on the African continent.

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture curates a photography exhibition titled “Facing east: Chinese urbanism”. This exhibition was open to the public with the aims of broadening one’s knowledge on the China-Africa relationship with regards to the impact China has on the African continent.

The overall exhibition is layered in its content as it is comprised of variant view points of alternative spheres such as artists, journalists, developers and Tanzanian Urban Planner  who expressing a different view saying, “China taught me that democracy and fast urban development do not go hand in hand”.

It further delves into presenting the urbanisation process of Africa from the perspectives of these individuals involved and how they are imparting skills development and knowledge on Eastern business opportunities and ventures. The exhibition also highlights the combined opinions of the influence that China has in terms of the progressive change of the lives of African’s, and how the people of  the African continent perceive China.

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  1. Facing east: Chinese urbanism from Youtube
  2.  Text: Storefront for Art and Architecture