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African Mobilities.This is not a Refugee Camp Exhibition.
26 April until 19 August 2018

Architekturmuseum | Pinakothek der Moderne 

At a time when international borders are being violently redrawn, maintained and policed, and domestic territories are increasingly implicated with accelerated geo-political re-alignments and capitalist circuits of extraction, this exhibition seeks to explore how architecture responds to the complexity of African Mobilities - beyond the figure of the refugee. African cities are reconsidered as sites of innovation, rapid transformations, new architectural typologies, infrastructures and technologies.
African Mobilities is not concerned exclusively with the architecture of the refugee camp. Instead, it seeks to explore how cities and towns might become sites of refuge for African populations on the move, while simultaneously reckoning with the ways in which colonial geographies of extraction are enfolded within seemingly new zones of resource extraction. The project aims to rethink the geography of African migrations and the challenges and opportunities they pose for doing architecture and urbanism differently: through an exploration of architectures at the intersection of migration, displacement and digital technology. The exhibition is conceptualized as a space, a conference, a digital publication/website and a mobile pedagogical platform that connects 14 diverse locations through workshops and master classes: Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Addis Ababa, Munich, Luanda, Abidjan, Lagos, New York, Dakar, Nairobi, London, Lubumbashi, and Praia.


Guided tour in English with the curator of the exhibition, Dr. Mpho Matsipa.
Sunday,29 April 2018, 4 p.m.

The tour starts at the information desk in the rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne.

fig.: Shanty Megastruktur © Olalekan Jeyifous.


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