On African Urbanism(s) // Juxtaposed: Architecture and Informality 

Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 12:00 pm

On African Urbanism(s)

A two-part series organized by Princeton Mellon Fellows Devanne Brookins and Halimat Somotan. Co-sponsored by the Program in African Studies.

The series will explore the African urban condition through engaging a variety of dimensions and sites, seeking to deepen our understanding of essential characteristics of African cities including patterns of city formation and logics of place-making. Key dimensions under consideration are time – temporality and the dual presence of past and future in the production of the city; scale – the differentiation of the neighborhood, city, and metropolitan areas; and space – the intersections of territory, values and contestation. These dimensions implicate the role of architects, planners and developers in constructing representations of space that can be exclusionary, emancipatory or elusive. Threaded throughout these conversations is the human dimension, or the experience of urbanism, how individuals and communities navigate urbanscapes to survive, belong and create the city for themselves. 

Part 2: 

Juxtaposed: Architecture and Informality 

Tuesday April 13, 12 PM EST

Emanuel Admassu, RISD

Rosalind Fredericks, NYU 

Billy Ndengeyingoma, LSE 

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Virtual Zoom webinar