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There’s a problem with ‘Wakanda visions’ for African cities – academic

The problem with “Wakanda visions” of African cities is that it implies a highly exclusive and exclusionary set-up, according to Professor Amira Osman, a professor of architecture at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

Wakanda is a fictional country located in sub-Saharan Africa, made popular by the movie Black Panther.

“A lot of times we have visions of Wakanda. We imagine the African city of the future as one with big glass high-rises. A lot of African cities aspire to this vision,” she said at the 12th Green Building Convention hosted by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) in Cape Town this week.

She said such a vision, however, implies exclusivity. It does not, in her view, imply a “relationship with the streets” that offers different layers of…

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SDMA | African Fashion in the Age of Wakanda

Sunday, October 14
2:00 p.m.
Museum Boardroom

The fashion industry in Africa informs not only what people wear but also contemporary expressions in art, film, and video.  Dr. Peri Klemm, professor of African art history at California State University, Northridge, will present an illustrated lecture on current trends in African fashion drawing largely on contemporary art and the movie Black Panther.

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The Wakanda Effect? Black women are dominating magazine covers this month

Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread.

“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” she said in a personal reflection for the iconic magazine. “Clearly, that has been proven a myth.”

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Business and industry sectors

Business, economy and trade


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Media industry

Minority and ethnic groups

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Mapping Wakanda is mapping African innovation

The movie, Black Panther, has a huge fan base and some few critics. I was personally not amused that African dignity was depending on a magic …
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Grio Good News Report: Wakanda at the Smithsonian: National Museum of African-American History

“Wakanda Forever” is not just a mantra from Black Panther, it has proven to be true. The movie superseded box office predictions making over 1 billion dollars world wide and is a cultural phenomenon. Now, the Smithsonian: National Museum of African- American History and Culture is ensuring that Wakanda will be etched in history for generations to come.

The museum has acquired several objects showcased in the history-making Black Panther film including: the hero costume worn by Chadwick Boseman and a shooting script signed by Ryan Coogler.

The objects will be displayed temporarily in October during the Smithsonian African- American Film Festival, but they’re in talks to display the objects permanently.

Black Panther celebrated the beauty of African culture and the power of…

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Wakanda flag planted at Smithsonian with 'Black Panther' props

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has added several objects from the record-breaking film “Black Panther” to its collection …
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