Sean Anderson

  • Sean Anderson

    IN 1856, at the height of aggressive empire-building campaigns across Africa, a French official claimed that Dakar would become “the capital of all our African possessions.” The westernmost point on the African mainland, Dakar had much to offer France’s colonial regime: resources, geography, and labor. Indeed, through a complex history of planning, building, and sometimes-deferred development, the city would eventually become both a source for and an image of modernity.

    The conjunction of modern design techniques with colonial mandates allowed for a number of French cities throughout Morocco,