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Afropolis © Jarmo Pikkujämsä

I am a researcher coordinating art projects at WAAW Centre for Art & Design and at times also in mobile residencies in Mauritania. During summers I volunteer in the AiR program by Kristinestad Artists’ Residency.

I have a background in African literature and I am just as much interested in cultural expressions and forms of inscription beyond text. I am currently working on the dynamics of African cities and their various sociocultural manifestations by documenting urban spaces in which I feel local: Addis Ababa, Brussels, Dakar, and Saint-Louis.

In 2020 I am moving on from experimental and handmade photography to writing, shooting and editing documentaries and short films in which my favorite topics of motion and pace and the actual process – whether analogue or digital, or both – are present.