The rural village of Sinthian in south-eastern Senegal is the setting for an exciting new cultural centre, Thread, conceived and funded by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut in collaboration with a local leader in Sinthian.

It offers residencies for visiting international artists alongside a diverse range of programs that will provide the people of Sinthian and the surrounding region with the opportunity to discover new forms of creativity and cultivate their skills. A venue for markets, education, performances and meetings, the centre will be a hub for the local community and a place where the resident artists can have a truly meaningful experience of Sinthian society.

The complex is designed by Acclaimed New York-based architect Toshiko Mori who has worked on this project pro-bono.

Nicholas Fox Weber, Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation comments on the ethos of THREAD, “When Josef and Anni Albers created the Foundation that bears their names, they stated its purpose to be “the revelation and evocation of vision through art”.

Thread building by Toshiko Mori Architect, 2015.