streets of disparity, mazes for the senses




a patchwork of colorful culture, systemic poverty and flaunted luxuries


a glimpse


glimpse: ORCHESTRATED CHAOS | Some consider the Medina of Fes the world’s largest pedestrian zone. True or false, it certainly is a maze for the feet and senses, carrying you through its veins on odors, hue and madness. And yet, the chaos seems strangely orchestrated, a frenzied symphony guided by invisible notes playing between narrow alley lines, which shower you with rays or shove you into the lingering shades.  

glimpse: MARKET THEORY’S REALITY | With his famous Five Forces Framework, Harvard academic Michael Porter gave the business world a tool to determine the competitiveness of an industry. How nice, thanks teach! For a business to enter under favorable conditions, the forces should be weak. Let’s look at retailers in Kigali’s Kimironko market for instance: threat of new entrants – strong; threat of substitutes – strong; bargaining power of customers – strong; bargaining power of suppliers – strong; industry rivalry – strong. Well, it looks like this market isn’t the right fit for you Mr. Aspiring Shoe Vendor. Unless, of course, it’s all you got, and life isn’t just a theory.


Table Mountain offering generous views along the Venster route


Camps Bay, Cape Town / South Africa · 2017


Addis Ababa / Ethiopia · 2017   metropolis outskirts


Lusaka / Zambia · 2017   teddy


Tlokweng / Botswana · 2017   a large village that merges seemlessly with Botswana's capital Gaborone







photos | people

Not Pity Poor: Grace of the Life Lottery's Runner Ups

fortitude and perseverance forged in a hard place

Pity is misplaced here; awareness is welcome and so is action. There are many ways to even out the chances of a slanted life lottery... see more

photos | people

Outside Job

when your office isn’t anywhere near an office

...nobody robbed us of our freedom; it was an inside job we signed up for. Outside jobs, by contrast, are not always a deliberate choice and oftentimes the harder labor, but they come with a certain spatial freedom... see more

countries | Africa | South Africa

Kamhlushwa / Humans Living Passions – Community Enrichment from Within

meet the extraordinary Imagine Scholars


As founder Corey Johnson puts it: “I’m incredibly proud of all the huge successes, but the real goal is to create good people. explore

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inky & milky marks of civilization

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different world, same life