If you’ve been following the story of Abracadabra from the beginning, you know that our dream has always been to serve up meals, culture, and fun from a food truck. We love the idea of appearing all over Dakar and creating excitement, connection, and community around our moving restaurant.
That dream is alive and well. For the Parapolis Project, a group of architecture students from the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, Germany, is working together with students from the Institute Polytechnique Panafricain (IPP), Dakar, to develop a design concept.
We concluded the first phase of the project in the spring , when a group of German students visited Senegal to research mobile market structures in Dakar and conduct a workshop with the IPP students — followed by a study trip through Senegal. Students worked up initial designs for an earth-friendly truck. In the next phase, we are looking for funding to continue and implement the plans — and actually build the truck!