Afropolis: City Media Art

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Kerstin Pinther, Larissa Förster, Christian Hanussek
Jacana Media, 2012 - Africa - 328 pages
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Examines urban structures and development patterns of Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa, and Johannesburg through the eyes of European and African artists. Includes texts on the subject "City and Film;" the colonial planning practice of Ernst May in East Africa; an interview with the London architect David Adjaye and a picture essay on the informal architectures of the five cities.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Foreword
9
Words of Welcome
11
In Afropolis
14
Quel est lendroit idéal?
25
Alternative City Futures
28
People as Infrastructure
38
On Informal Architectures
50
Cairo
85
Lagos
129
Nairobi
179
Kinshasa
217
Johannesburg
263
Authors
319
Artists
322
Thanks to
327

The Architect as a Colonial Technocrat of Dependent Modernisation
54
Karola Schlegelmilch
66
Cities and Cinemas
74
Copyright Page
328
Back Cover
330
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