Proceeding #1. Dakar 5-19/05/2002 comes up with a series of articles, interviews and images through which runs a loose and contingent network of different themes in which the city of Dakar stands central. Fourteen different western artists, designers and theoreticians, all researchers at the Jan van Eyck Academie, were based in Senegal for two weeks, during the artbienal in 2002. Each of them reports on the way they moved in the tension field between, at the one hand consumption and assimilation of another culture, and at the other hand the respect for the other in its specific otherness. These reports are one by one attempts to think wíth African culture, with the city and with the many different fragments within it. Contributors: Mohamed Abdulla, Fabienne Audéoud, Lieven De Boeck, Sheena Calvert, Mariana Castillo Deball, Hubert Czerepok, Sue Golding [johnny de philo], Ajamu Ikwe-Tyehimba, Ella Klaschka, Aglaia Konrad, Andreia Sofia Martins, Sarah Leisdovich, Jannah Loontjens, Maike Mei Lan, Nathalie Muller, Mindaugas Simkus, Filiep Tacq and Katherina Zakravsky.