AFROSPORT KICKSTARTER - GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR
Our new AFROSPORT Kickstarter is starting to build up a head of steam! We’re 58% funded, by 187 backers with 18 days to go.
We’re on the path to our target of $60 000, but… we arent there yet. So, we need to get you on the dance floor!
If AFROSURF made you think differently about surf and global surf culture, AFROSPORT is going to make you think differently about sport and global sport culture.
We wanted to share a few of the contributors to the book with you. They are some of the finest photographers, writers, creators and thinkers from across the continent and beyond. They will explore the intersection of design, sport and Africa. Many of them were part of the crew who provided the magic for Afrosurf.
Why are we, a surf brand, making AFROSPORT?
African sports culture and design directly and indirectly informs the context of African surf culture.
Sport in Africa bisects themes of race, culture, appropriation, religion, politics, globalisation, diversity and colonialism. These themes now converge with the excitement and opportunity of Africa’s growth and urbanization in a globally connected world.
But why is documenting design in Africa important right now? Why is sport a good place to investigate African design? What is the relevance of Africa in design now and in the future?
We asked some of the contributors.
Hardy McQueen is the co-founder of FanBase Africa, the continent’s first NFC-enabled, licensed end-to-end merchandise marketplace, serving musicians, festivals, sports clubs and creators. In this role he specializes in the crossroads of culture, tech, media and brands where he creates and curates projects that have firmly positioned him as a culture subject matter expert. Using this expertise, Hardy and FanBase Africa are making it easier, and possible, for fans in Africa to connect with athletes across the globe.
Kabelo Kungwane - Kasi Flavour10
A creative agency that merges the art of fashion, photography and design and attempts to celebrate and honour South Africa’s football culture.
Dominique Petit-Frère - Limbo Accra
An architecture infused spatial design studio dedicated to creating and building public spaces in West Africa and beyond. They recently completed the design and construction of Freedom Skatepark, Accra.