Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Call for Proposals: African Cities Reader

The aim of the African Cities Reader is to bring their stories and practices to the fore. The Reader seeks to become a forum where Africans tell their own stories, draw their own maps and represent their own spatial topographies as it continuous to evolve and adapt at the interstice of difference, complexity, opportunism, and irony. Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, 31st March 2010.

Thematic focus: "Mobilities and Fixtures". African cities are quintessentially defined by incessant mobilities. And as people make their way in cities that are incapable of dealing with their presence, they continuously come to terms with the fact that the way of the city is a game of hide‐and‐seek… nothing is easily navigable; little is what it seems at first sight; and urban life becomes centred on a capacity to read the street, faces, gestures, ambience, odours, noises, danger and of course, most importantly, opportunity.Go here for more. Read the first issue of African Cities Reader.

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