Public talk and film screening in Namibia. And workshop on Global South Urbanism.

Our film "One Table Two Elephants" (work in progress version) will be screened and I will hold a discussion afterwards on 22 March 2016 here at NUST - Namibia University of Science and Technology. Tomorrow we are organising a workshop on Global South Urbanism and I am giving a lunch lecture. My great hosts are Guillermo Delgado and Phillip Luhl at NUST who I met at Antipode workshop in Durban some cheap back. See programme below.


Dr. Henrik Ernstson will be visiting the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) as part of the Integrated Land Management Institute (ILMI) “Land, livelihoods and housing” programme.

He will be engaging with staff, faculty and students of the university, as well as invited guests, on issues relating to urbanisation, environmental humanities, political ecology, and global south urbanism.
  
DRAFT PROGRAMME

Tuesday March 22

9h00-15h00
CITY WALK
With students from the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning (DASP).
Led by Guillermo Delgado and Phillip Lühl, with comments from Henrik Ernstson.
The day will start at the foyer of the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning with a brief introduction by Guillermo Delgado and Phillip Lühl. We will then leave with a mini-bus to different places in the city where we will walk through some of the key localities that define the socio-spatial condition of contemporary Windhoek.


18h00
FILM SCREENING: “One Table, Two Elephants”
Venue: School of Mining auditorium, NUST
Comments by Jacques Mushaandja (JMAC) and Phillip Lühl (DASP).

Wednesday 23 March

8h30-12h30
Workshop of Global South Urbanisms: PART 1
Workshop with students and faculty from the various courses at DASP and DLPS:
The workshop will be an opportunity to think together how research and teaching can be done in such a way that it "re-encounters" the African/Global South city.

12h30
LUNCH LECTURE: Global South Urbanisms and Situated Ecologies
Venue: Foyer, Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning (DASP)
In this talk Dr Henrik Ernstson will situate his work on urban ecology within the wider literature on Global South/postcolonial urbanism. This will include his studies in Cape Town on ways of knowing urban nature that deals with deep-seated knowledge politics that postapartheid and postcolonial cities requires us to face and which can be used as possible entry points to politicise urban environments. He will also describe a newly funded project on urban infrastructure and the politics around waste and sanitation management in Kampala, Uganda. As a theoretical underpinning, he will elaborate on a wider collaborative effort to build a Situated Urban Political Ecologies approach which also entails to support the building of critical urban scholarship among especially younger scholars of Africa with PhD courses and workshops.

14h30-17h00
Workshop of Global South Urbanisms: PART 2
Workshop with students and faculty from the various courses at DASP and DLPS:

The workshop will be an opportunity to think together how research and teaching can be done in such a way that it "re-encounters" the African/Global South city.




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