Year founded: 2007
Organiser: Espace doual'art


SUD, Salon Urbain de Douala, is a triennial of public art, taking place in the city of Douala, Cameroon. It reflects on the place and on the role of art in decovering histories and creating sense in the city.

By realizing public art projects – both permanent art works and events – in the different neighborhoods of Douala, SUD addresses the state of the public domain in the city.

To realize these projects by Cameroonian artists as well as by artists from abroad, SUD produces a collaborative process that involves the locals and their neighborhood organizations. The use of local resources and the support of local economies encourage the integration of the projects into the local context. The artworks themselves, with their artistic aims and cultural expressions, have a strong social and political dimension, as they aim to create a certain public-ness or public ‘space’, which is not found in many African cities