1. Image Heist
  2. Venetian Episodes!
  3. Archive of Forgetfulness
  4. Dialogues with Dust
  5. Spatial Claims
  6. Addis Ababa Genocide Memorial  


Archive of Forgetfulness

Several spatial illustrations and visuals have been designed and produced for Archive of Forgetfulness and its presence as an online archive. The archive traces mobility and infrastructure as underpinning themes, and how these spatial scaffolds hold or erase forms of memory and historical documentation across the African continent. The project holds three parts – a landing graphic and paired illustrations were developed for the online exhibition which collates the Conversations with Neighbours podcast episodes (Part 1) and the twenty-seven contributed artistic works by various selected contributors (Part 2). In Part 3, a series of graphics were produced for each of the six regional curatorial projects, covering reflections from Nigeria, Rwanda, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and Sudan.

Regional Works (click below to view interactive media):

My Karitsye
Eric Ngangare (Rwanda)

Princess Zinzi Mhlongo (South Africa)

Portal of Reimagination – Dúna Dúrà
Jumoke Sanwo (Nigeria)

Sudan: Art Blooms In Uncertainty
السودان: الفن يزدهر في حالة عدم اليقين
Omnia Shawkat (Sudan)

When The Archive Is Speculative, Fatigue With Visualizing The Future May Fade
حينما يأتي الأرشيف كخيال,ربما يتبدد عناء تصور المستقبل
Ali Hussein Aladawy (Egypt)

Zoubida Mseffer (Morocco)



Archive of Forgetfulness is a project co-curated by Huda Tayob and Bongani Kona, and is funded by the Goethe-Institut.

Part 1 and 2 of the archiving and mapping illustrations is made in response to selected/featured creative and critical entries by:

Aleya Kassam (Kenya), Arafa Cynthia Hamadi (Tanzania/Kenya)Caio Simões De Araújo (South Africa), Cheriese Dilrajh (South Africa), Dormantyouth (South Africa), Kamel Ghabte & Zouhair Lalaam (Morocco),Kwasi Darko (Ghana), Leandro Goddinho (Brazil), Lo-Def Film Factory (South Africa), Magolide Collective (South Africa), Malebona Maphutse (South Africa), Margarida Waco (Angola), Maria Gabriela Carrilho Aragão (Mozambique),Michael Salu (Nigeria), Moad Musbahi (Libya), Nkeiruka Oruche (Nigeria/Usa), Nkgopoleng Moloi (South Africa), Nombuso Mathibela (South Africa), Princia Matungulu (Congo/South Africa), Rania Atef (Egypt), Shayna Rosendorff (South Africa), Sherief Zohairy (Egypt), Sonya Mwambu (Uganda/Canada), Hamedine Kane And Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro (Senegal/Mauritania) Tshifhiwa Itai Ratshiungo (South Africa), Umlilo (South Africa), Wanjeri Gakuru (Kenya); and Conversation with Neighbours Podcast Contributors:  Ali Hussein Al-Adawy, Amino Belyamani, Emmanuel Iduma, Eric ‘1 Key’ Ngangare, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Halima Ali, Hedley Twidle, Ilze Wolff, Jamal Mahjoub, Jihan El-Tahri, Jumoke Sanwo, Kuukuwa Manful, Meghna Singh, Menna Agha, Moshood Mahmood, Omar Berrada, Omnia Abbas Shawkat, Princess Zinzi Mhlongo, Sara Salem, Thandi Loewenson, Victor Gama & Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.

Part 3 of the illustrations are made in response to research and curation by:

Ali Al Adawy (Egypt), Eric Ngangare (Rwanda), Jumoke Sanwo (Nigeria), Omnia Shawkat (Sudan), Princess Mhlongo (South Africa) and Zoubida Mseffer (Morocco).

Website production: Frederik Kannemeyer.

Curatorial assistant and social media manager: Zakiyyah Haffejee