For ALU Rwanda, we re-imagined the generic African narrative. Looking at Africa as a land of diversity and metissage, we fused traditions, patterns, and colors. We believe understanding and acknowledging the complexity of our continent is a first step for developing a Pan-African vision. We wish to preserve this diversity while putting forth the common “African pride” we all share. For this reason, we’ve chosen storytelling as a medium. Each artwork has the power to tell a new story with new archetypes and a new outlook on the current and future Africa. Every mural was designed to drape ALU’s campus with Pride, diversity, and togetherness.
This project embodies a perfect example of collaboration between two nations through art. Mauritian artists, Andy Leo and Shaun Beyond, designed two murals that were later executed by Rwandese, Mashakiro Bienvenue’s talented collective. An amazing creative symbiosis that delivered two striking and long-lasting murals on the African Leadership Campus in Rwanda.