WikiAfrica Cameroon and doual’art posts 2000 photos to Wikipedia

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

By the 16th April 2013, the number of images that has been posted by the doual’art hosts of the WikiAfrica Space in Cameroon. The images that reveal Douala and its public art now number an astonishing 2,000 donations to Wikimedia Commons.

The images can be browsed all the images in the category doual’art  or  you can find them in specific categories such as artists, public art, the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala, and the neighborhoods of Douala. This documentation is impressive not only for its potential use on Wikipedia, but because it offers all sorts of scholars the opportunity to have a better look at Douala with content which can be used, reused and updated. 

This result was achieved thanks to the collaboration and effort of many people. Many thanks to Marilyn Douala Bell, Didier Schaub, Paulin Tchuenbou, Sandrine Dole, Kamiel Verschuren, Lucas Grandin, Christian Hanoussek, Cercle Kapsiki, ArtBakery, Roberto Paci Dalò, Chiara Somajni, Goddy Leye, Marta Pucciarelli, Ginette Daleu, Lard Buurman, to all the artists involved and to doual’art, WikiAfrica, Share Your Knowledge and Mobile A2K.

SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala, by Salifou Lindou

Sandrine Dole, dear goddy, 2012. Commemorative furniture in tribute to Goddy Leye in wood, steel, concrete. Production/installation: Cameroon. Self initiative with personal and institutional donations and in partnership with ArtBakery


Aliette Cosset and Isabel Forner video 2775 moy at the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010. Triennial festival promoted by doual’art. Photo by Sandrine Dole

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