“Africa has yet to create a whole ecosystem in order to transform its aesthetic potential into economic value.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown once again how human society is united in times of crisis.
Due to the lockdown of major cities in the world caused by the coronavirus pandemic, all cultural events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date and places of entertainment such as cinema, theatre, gallery, cultural centre, etc are also closed. Since the situation stops people physically coming together, it goes without saying that the world of entertainment and artists, and all associated disciplines are affected.
Another look at the African aesthetic heritage
It was nearly 2pm when a Belgian friend of mine and I came out of the train station “Gare Central” in Brussels. The first thing that attracted my attention was an immense crowd composed of people of different cultural backgrounds but also… the smell of waffles. Yes, on Belgian National Day (21st of July 2019), the centre of Brussels smells strongly of waffles.