Another work day, another exotic mobile office location. Today we worked from the shores of Bagamoyo, a world heritage site.
Arriving at our destination we struggled with strongly conflicting sentiments. We were enthralled by the centuries old architecture with evident influence from Arab, Indian, and German trade cultures, some of which can be dated back to the 14th century.
On the other hand, it was one of the most important slave trade ports of the 19th century. The experience is especially poignant when you learn that Bagamoyo, translated from Swahili, means “lay your heart down”. This is where a slave would see their land and their family for the last time.
Our explorations aside, we buckled down and continued to work the SEED design as well as its organizational structure. The house design is just the tip of this social, financial, and cultural iceberg.
|Fishermen preparing for a rising tide.|
|Remains of a slave trade hub.|