Other Desires: The African City, Panel 4: (Social) Infrastructures

Friday, April 8, 2016
Wood Auditorium

Other Desires: The African City examines the ways in which rapid urbanization on the African continent in the twenty-first century has given rise to increasing speculation about African cities as sites of innovation and creativity amongst spatial practitioners, artists, and musicians, as well as cultural, economic and academic institutions globally. The one-day conference considers emerging spatial practices, urban narratives and identities within African cities, but also the ways in which African cities provide a conceptual framework through which to interrogate notions of desire, liberation, beauty, memory, the reinvention of traditions, and belonging that the modern city embodies.

Panel 4: (Social) Infrastructures : Resources, Climate And Technology
Brian Larkin, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Barnard College
Patti Anahory, Architect, co-founder XU:collective and [un]Grounding Narratives
Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Akin Adesokan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington
Justin Moore, Senior Urban Designer, NYC Dept of City Planning – Respondant


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