Mid-July, on the 13th to be exact, The Ng’ambo Atlas came a full circle and was finally presented to the audience in Zanzibar. The book presentation took place in the beautiful setting of Kiponda 742 building (Hifadhi Zanzibar’s recent acquisition) and was led by the Director of the Department of Urban and Rural Planning, Dr. Muhammad Juma. The Minister of Information, Tourism and Heritage, the Hon. Mahmoud T. Kombo received the first copy of the atlas and gave a thoughtful,
The Ng’ambo Atlas. Historic Urban Landscape of Zanzibar Town’s ‘Other Side’ is available for free from African Studies Centre Leiden digital library. To download the book follow the link. ----------------- Book details: Ng’ambo is the lesser known ‘Other Side’ of Zanzibar Town. During the British Protectorate the area was designated as the ‘Native Quarters’, today it is set to become the new city centre of Zanzibar’s capital. Local and international perceptions of the cultura
Last week on Thursday 24th we had the opportunity to present Ng’ambo Atlas to the public during the conference The Future of the African City at the African Studies Centre Leiden. The book launch was followed by a debate on the relevance of material and immaterial culture and urban planning for cities on the African continent with Prof. Filip de Boeck, Dr. Muhammad Juma, Prof. Nnamdi Elleh, Prof. Ronald Wall and OluTimehin Adegbeye, moderated by Aart Oxenaar. The first copy o
The new book: Ng’ambo Atlas illustrates the Historic Urban Landscape of Zanzibar Town’s ‘Other Side’ (LM Publishers). Ng'ambo Atlas is produced by the Department of Urban and Rural Planning in Zanzibar and African Architecture Matters. Ng’ambo Atlas book launch is organised in collaboration with the African Studies Centre Leiden and will take place on Thursday 24 January 2019 at 15:30 in the Academy Building, Leiden University, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden - Klein Auditorium.
Seminar, Exhibition and Book Launch, 23rd March 2017, 14.00 at African Studies Centre in Leiden. Coen Beeker is an unsung pioneer in bottom-up and participatory approach to urban planning with over 40 years of experience in Africa. During this international seminar, organized in partnership with the African Studies Centre Leiden, we will celebrate the work and thought of Beeker and take a retrospective glance at his achievements and their benefits for contemporary and future
Over the last 6 years, Dutch photographer Lard Buurman visited 14 cities in 12 countries on the African continent. His careful compositions of the everyday life in the urban context give an interesting insight on how these cities work. Between 12 April and 3 May, the exhibition Africa Junctions is presented by Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Looiersgracht 60, a new project space for art, design and architecture in Amsterdam. On 23 April, his Buurman’s book Africa Juncti
Antoni Folkers, mede-oprichter van AAmatters, is samen met Heinz Kimmerle, emeritus hoogleraar filosofie aan de Erasmus Universiteit te Rotterdam en in het verleden gasthoogleraar aan universteiten te Kenia, Ghana en Zuid Afrika gedoken in Marten Toonders universum. Het religie en geloof daarin hebben zij vergeleken met het Afrikaanse animisme. Religie en geloof zijn niet veelvuldig aanwezig in het werk van Marten Toonder. Uit terloopse opmerkingen van Heer Bommel en Tom Poes