RAW Material Company is a centre for art, knowledge and society. It is an initiative involved with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art.
It works to foster appreciation and growth of artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa. The programme is trans-disciplinary and is equally informed by literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine and diaspora.
RAW Material Company is made of:
-RAW Base, a resource centre specialized in contemporary art,
-RAW Academy, an experimental study programme for artistic thinking and production
-RAW Residency, residencies and studios for artists, curators, authors and researchers.
RAW Material Company’s founding space is located in Sicap Amitié 2 and its new space is located in Zone B in midtown Dakar. RAW Material Company Zone B is a former 1950s residential home of Modernist inspiration house in a historic neighbourhood of Dakar. The renovation of this space is a departure point from which we wish to develop research and projects on the role of architecture and urban planning in shaping contemporary societal discourse in African cities.