A fascinating montage of commentary on the issues of urbanity, history and identity in Africa commissioned by the International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR-2016- The Next Economy).
University of Cape Town professor and founding director of the African Centre for Cities, Edgar Pieterse explains the controversial logic of slum urbanism. A logic driven by the privatisation of urban services and infrastructure that creates a sharp divided in society.
According to Brett Petzer, this year’s bedside book for those perplexed, fascinated, enthused and enraged by the African city is Rogue Urbanism : Emergent African Cities edited by Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone. Read his preview here.