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marie morel

Working with AAM in Zanzibar has provided me with extensive knowledge of the area, as well as more hands on knowledge of producing a Local Area Plan, and has given me the opportunity to use my anthropological knowledge in an urban planning issue.

Associate

anthropologist, urban planner & researcher

Marie Morel (1987) is currently working as a researcher for the lectorate Governance of Urban Issues, at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam. For both her master theses in Anthropology and Urban Planning, she conducted fieldwork in Zanzibar as part of the project Ng’ambo Tuitakayo. From an anthropological perspective she researched the meaning of heritage for inhabitants of Ng’ambo, which she related to the role that heritage can have in the urban redevelopment of Ng’ambo. After that, she worked for African Architecture Matters on several projects where she always had a special interest in the role of immaterial culture in city planning.

projects involved

Marie assisted in the organisation of the symposium Finding Stories in January 2016 in Amsterdam. For the project Ng’ambo Tuitakayo, she was assistant project coordinator in the mapping of intangible heritage, together with Iga Perzyna in February 2016, which led to recommendations for the Local Area Plan of Ng’ambo. Currently, she is working with others from the AAMatters collective on the Atlas of Ng’ambo, in which all the valuable insights from the mapping and the wider project will be published.

 

'Working with AAMatters in Zanzibar has provided me with extensive knowledge of the area, as well as more hands on knowledge of producing a Local Area Plan, and has given me the opportunity to use my anthropological knowledge in an urban planning issue.'