We can’t believe that Chinedu Ukabam’s Style and Profile is just about coming to a close. Tonight, the SUPAFRIK fam will be at the Come Up To My Room Love Design Party to celebrate our hard work and long nights. Chinedu partnered up with Gregorio Jimenez from Honour Carpentry to create some amazing pieces for Style and Profile. Here’s a look back on a few moments (out of the countless hours!) spent putting it all together. The show is still on until Sunday evening – if you’re in Toronto and haven’t checked it out already, make sure that you do!
Guy Tillim, Maputo, Mozambique, 2007. Courtesy of of Guy Tillim and Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg
We recently paid a visit to the Design Exchange in Toronto to check out an exhibition by South African photographer Guy Tillim titled, “Avenue Patrice Lumumba”. The collection takes its title from the revered Pan-African leader whose name adorns many buildings and streets across the continent much like Martin Luther King boulevards run through the inner cities of America. Just like MLK, Lumumba had a dream that he did not live to see come alive. He was assassinated a few months after his incendiary speech where he asserted his vision of a new Africa independent of the historical yoke of the coloniser. The year was 1960.