Phillip Lühl: Urbanisation in Namibia. Foundational myths, colonial legacies, spatial transformation

October 5, 2022, 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

Time: October 5, 2022, 6:00 p.m. (CEST)
Venue: Universität Stuttgart, Keplerstr.11, Raum 8.06 (8. Stock)
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Like other countries in Africa Namibia is urbanising rapidly in the absence of industrialisation and formal economic growth. This ongoing socio-spatial transformation is permeated with foundational myths of virgin land, colonial violence, spatial legacies of segregation and inequality, continued delegitimisation of the urban poor and their resistance through presence and resourcefulness.  
Phillip Lühl is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and heads the Department of Architecture, Planning and Construction at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. His work revolves around housing, informal economies, spatial co-production and broader questions of socio-spatial transformation. 

Vortrag im Rahmen des  Projekts GO GLOCAL, einer Forschungskooperation zwischen Windhoek (Namibia) und Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg), gefördert vom Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg.

[Picture: Guillermo Delgado]
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