Public Panel Discussion

Post-election violence in Nairobi:
An urbanistic perspective

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 6-8pm
Basler Afrika Bibliographien

Mrs. Evalyne Wanyama, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
Prof. David Anderson, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Mr. Davinder Lamba, Mazingira Institute, Nairobi
Prof. Alfred Omenya, School Of The Built Environment, University of Nairobi
Prof. Paul Syagga, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Nairobi
with ETH Studio Basel: Contemporary City Institute

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Till Förster, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel

The debate examines the recent instances of violence in Kenya and specifically in Nairobi from an urbanistic perspective. It will analyze aspects of land ownership, accessibility of space, and social disparities within the urban fabric and will question the viability of the ethnic dimension and historic developments in the formation of the capital city.

The panel is part of the Nairobi Workshop (10-14 March 2008) and the ongoing urban research project on Nairobi initiated by ETH Studio Basel: Contemporary City Institute in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of Nairobi’s School Of The Built Environment.

pdfProgramme English (pdf)