Tag Archives: demolition

14. “The walls have become plants…”

A wall in Ilha has to be dismantled in order to remove the tree which lives in it. This made me think of what Professor Carrilho wrote about the moment in time when the historic city centre was abandoned, before … Continue reading

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12. Big City Africa

The macuti blog is in Tanzania – yesterday in Dar-es-Salaam. The architecture downtown, in the city’s historic and commercial district, contains a form of art deco shophouses and apartments built by a largely Indian population and thus with Indian and some … Continue reading

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10. … One Two Three Gone!

I have not understood how quickly the macuti (palm frond roof) houses are disappearing just now at this moment. I first started walking around the different neighbourhoods in Ilha in March. Already at this time Hafiz and Fefé who were accompanying me called … Continue reading

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