Fatimata is an empathic and inclusive person, she has an intrinsic motivation for human-centered needs

and understands the value of design to bring revolution in peoples’ lives.

As a ceramicist, she owns skills for various materials, applied and industrial techniques. Her deep interest in learning by doing allows her to explore and facilitate creative paths for new opportunities and directions.

Fatimata has over 15 years experience in the craft and design world. She has worked with craftspeople in places such as Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. She is the co-founder of Dakar-Next; a design studio-laboratory based in Dakar, Senegal and editor of Pattern and Texture by Essence; a blog that promotes craft and design in Africa.

Fatimata was a guest speaker at the Metropolis Conference for “Local Talent, Global Markets” at the ICFF 2011

Coordinator for 2010 and 2011 Equator 24 editions, a bike challenge in Congo to promote equality in African schools.

Co-founder of the 1st International Food Festival Afroeats in 2013 in Dakar, Senegal. Co-curator for ‘Design 4 People’ for Dakar Biennale 2012 edition.

Fatimata graduated from Central Saint Martins of London and she is currently completing her MA in Design Management at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

"Pounding Light"



Terracotta chandeliers inspired by recurrent power cuts in Senegal, West Africa. These chandeliers could also be used as simple lamps, candleholders... 
Made in Dakar
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