SIMULIZI MIJINI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
URBAN HERITAGE ACTIVISM
THURSDAY & FRIDAY MARCH 16-17th, 2017
at the Technical University Berlin, Strasse des 17 Juni 152 – Berlin, Germany (map)
Urban Heritage: What is it? Whose is it? Who defines it?
Urithi m’jini: Ni nini? Wa nani? Nani anafafanua?
How can it build inclusive cities?
Urithi m’jini unawezaje kujenga miji shirikishi?
The main focus is urban heritage, understood in the broad sense of the term –buildings, cultural practices, artistic inquiries, archives –considered especially in postcolonial contexts. Questions of architectural preservation, ‘shared’ heritage and the role of institutions, and most importantly: looking at responses ‘from below’ (community activism) are key topics, but we encourage applicants from all disciplines to apply.
Simulizi Mijini is an exchange program organised by the Habitat Unit (TU Berlin), chair for international urbanism and design, in collaboration with Ardhi University (Dar es Salaam, Tanazania), Zentrum fuer Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin), Nafasi Art Space (Dar). For more information see the call attached or visit www.urbannarratives.org
Deadline for abstracts: December 18th
send via email to: rachel.lee (a) tu-berlin.de
The event is part of the Habitat Unit research projects Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives and DARCH! Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage. For information about the ongoing research process please visit this page.
Download the call for abstracts (PDF).