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Secret Cities by Göran Dahlberg

Posted 15 April 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Brief One of these days more than half of the world’s population is to be found in cities. So says the UN and many others. We’re approaching a historical moment, but it is obviously hard to know when it actually occurs. For one thing there is no common international definition of what a city is. […]

La Frontera by Klas Lundström

Posted 18 March 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | 3 Comments

Story Brief The Urban Jungle: an Amazon Border Trilogy “Brazil has been dislocated to the Amazon. Everything happens there, drug trafficking goes through there, economic interests are there, a lot of capital is flowing that way, as well as concerns regarding ecology, the world’s viewpoint, the paranoia and the illusion about paradise, everything is there […]

Remapping Nairobi: Wangige By Charles Matathiar

Posted 09 February 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Article Brief Wangige: The Beginning Of The Nuclear Kenyan Criminal Hood The decline of the estate, the growth of slums in urban Kenya from the early 90s and general sprawl/growth of Nairobi brought about an emergence of satellite Nairobi neighbourhoods that were once rural and agricultural farmlands. Faced with a growing lack of urban staples […]

Remapping Nairobi: Buru Buru & Langata by Billy Kahora & Tom Odula

Posted 09 February 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Story Brief Letters From The Hood: Buru Buru & Langata The End of The Kenyan Nuclear Family Urban planning in Kenya reached a dizzying utopia in the late 70s and early 80s with the emergence of new estates for a supposedly new African middle class across Nairobi which was to serve as a modern urban […]

Three Men, a Fence & a Dead Body by Sean O’Toole

Posted 09 February 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | 1 Comment

Brief Straddling the fence In 1975 the SA government sanctioned the construction of a 120 km security fence along the Mozambique border. This was later extended to Zimbabwe. The design is simple: an animal-proof wire fence on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique side with a similar razor-mesh fence on the South African side; in between is a cleared […]

The Boys Are Doin’ It by Olufemi Terry

Posted 06 February 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | 1 Comment

Article Brief Pan-African Stars P-Square Nigerian auto-tuned boy-band P-Square are a phenomenon – they’ve garnered an international fan base from Jos to Joburg, Abuja to America, played the world, sharing the stage with everyone from Ginuwine, to Sean Paul, Akon and Busola Keshiro, sold millions (2007′s Game Over has sold 8 million copies globally), caused […]

Remapping Africa

Posted 28 January 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

The recent referendum in South Sudan has highlighted the agenda’s of Africa’s separatist movements – the numerous organizations actively fighting for national “freedom” on the continent. Contested areas include Biafra in the southeast of Nigeria, Casamance in the south of Senegal, Cabinda to the north of Angola, the Western Sahara, Mthwakazi in Zimbabwe’s Ndebele-speaking provinces […]

Letters to Hillbrow by the Keleketla! Library

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Reading List Keleketla! Library <http://keleketla.org/> Duiker, K S 2001, The quiet violence of dreams, Kwela Books. Mpe, P 2001, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. Molelekwa, M T 2000, Darkness Pass, M.E.L.T., CD MZA 009-2, 2004. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbm_XEBrZIE&feature=player_embedded>

Walls make us strangers, not stronger by Alexandra Novosseloff and Frank Neisse

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Reading List Foucher, M 1991, Fronts et frontières: un tour du monde géopolitique, Fayard. Foucher, M 2007, L’obsession des frontières, Perrin. Novosseloff, A & Neisse, F 2007, Des murs entre les homes, La Documentation Française. Novosseloff, A & Neisse, F 2008, Walls Between People Exhibition Press Kit, International Museum  of the Red Cross and Red […]

EU’s North African Frontline by Philippe Rekacewicz

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Reading List Rekacewicz, P, ‘Maps’, Le Monde diplomatique.<http://mondediplo.com/maps/> Rekacewicz, P, Le Monde diplomatique. <http://mondediplo.com/_Philippe-Rekacewicz> Rekacewicz, P 2009, This is tomorrow: Urban Utopia – Dystopia – Heterotopia, MIT TV, Fall Lecture Series. <http://techtv.mit.edu/genres/25-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences/videos/3005-philippe-rekacewicz>

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