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Diasporic Entanglements: Between London and Johannesburg

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
Producing Knowledge In and Of Africa
Meeting Description: 

Featuring Sumayya Vally (architect, Counterspace Studio) and Denise Lim (Postdoctoral Scholar in Archaeology, Stanford University)

In this discussion, architect Sumayya Vally and sociologist Denise Lim use multi-sensory and transdisciplinary methodologies to highlight and amplify the stories of people and things—everyday, extraordinary, or otherwise—that complicate the spatial and temporal politics of urban forms in both London and Johannesburg. They will explore the resonances between and among architecture and sociology, reflecting on specific case-studies to explore their overlapping methods: Vally’s sociological readings of architectural sites, such as the Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London, and Lim’s architectural readings of sociological sites, such as Ponte City in Johannesburg. 

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Both Vally and Lim explore their own positionalities as women of color with transnational heritage and intersectional identities and think through how their experiences of living and researching African cities inform the ways in which minority communities can reinvent and experiment with social architectural practice. 

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