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28. À propos the Grande Hotel, Beira

The world outside Mozambique may not be completely aware of the great architectural treasures from the 1960s in Beira, but one building is gaining increasing fame in architectural circles and ‘the development set’ alike, as a very special phenomena: The … Continue reading

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15. ‘Ostalgie’ on The Other Side – Zanzibar part 2

Just outside Zanzibar Stone Town, the apartment blocks of Michenzani greet you with the old promise of a brave new world, of a new people inhabiting a new society in a new revolutionary country. 

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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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9. Changing Hats

Somehow time passes very fast and very slowly at the same time in Ilha. I went away from Ilha for a week and missed at least three big seminars or workshops on various forms of community development and culture. Delegations … Continue reading

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5. Slowly changing skin

The houses in the 7 macuti bairros are undergoing continuous transformations. The aims of many people today is to change the walls built of organic material into sandcrete block walls. Many houses have a core made of sticks bound to … Continue reading

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