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31. The Thesis

This blog was created to follow the fieldwork of my Ph.D project in Ilha de Mozambique. On the 27th of November 2014 the thesis was defended and accepted unanimously by a jury composed of Antoni Folkers, Ellen Braae and Niels … Continue reading

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30. Fitness Studio Macuti Town

 As I am finally wrapping up my thesis, I will make a small post of just this image, which was taken on a walk with Jamal to the southern tip of Ilha de Moçambique an early morning in August 2013. … Continue reading

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26. Eid-ul-fitri

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25. Looking for Huts in Palaces

The macutiblog was in Lisbon this summer, looking for macuti houses. That is – I have been looking for documentation about vernacular and popular housing as part of the detective work searching for the quite recent history of urban development … Continue reading

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21. Palm trees and red leaves

We have gone to visit coconut plantations in Sanculo and Cabaceira where the macuti roofing tiles are made. Bounamate Surviro lives with his seven wives on the plantation in Mussengere, Sanculo and sells the macuti in Ilha.

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16. Brochure

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7. “Some times the river…”

Monday was the International Day for Monuments and Sites, “the day to celebrate the world’s heritage”, according to ICOMOS. In case this fundamental piece of news passed you by, I will tell you that there was a talk at the … Continue reading

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