Posts Tagged ‘dar es salaam’

3rd edition!

Street Level third edition is now available!

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four-mzee-y-col-small-wWatching the world go by in Dar

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gleaming towers

bus-stop-duka-copyThe layered histories of Dar es Salaam are slowly erased as these buildings come down and their residents are forced out. Many may end up in the unplanned neighbourhoods that house 70% of the city’s inhabitants, where poverty dictates that tea-leaves and sugar are sold by the spoonful. In their place are gleaming towers, whose enclosed facades provide no glimpses of lived lives, except your own reflection that they throw back at you.

Excerpt from writing by Knut Myhre (to be included in the 3rd edition of Street Level fingers crossed!)

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dar es salaam bookshop

asgari-building-draw-with-sky-smAllegedly the oldest bookshop in Tanzania, the Dar es Salaam bookshop has been in this building on Makunganya Street since it opened in 1935.

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lonely chairs

askari-chair-jun17-flat-smAskari chairs are increasingly lonely in Uhindini now that restaurant chairs on pavements have apparently been banned.

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the salama building

salama-building-draw-smA gem on Aggrey Street. If anyone has any information or stories about this building or street please share!

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bagamoyo-house-dem-sm“The idea being that assets like old Dar es Salaam are unique in a world that is becoming increasingly homogenous. And people value uniqueness.”

from a great article about urban heritage by Maria L. Amelina in the citizen

(pictured: One of Dar’s gems, Bagamoyo House, demolished circa 2009)

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wheelers-flierNow available at the green room in dar and on their way to cordon bleu farm shop in iringa and a few other selected outlets. For more info please give me a shout.

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demolished-dar-print-smCan an African city that is intent on forging ahead economically hold onto its architectural heritage while encouraging new development?

Asks Julia Vitullo-Martin in her piece about Dar at untapped cities.

New print of ten of Dar’s demolished buildings now available at the green room, dar.

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