EGS5063F - Urban Theory
23 credits at NQF level 9
Cities in the African and broader global southern context have come to the fore as crucial sites for the analysis of everyday forms of agency central to contemporary urban life. This body of work makes visible economic, political and social practices that far exceed formal state-driven and sanctioned development processes. This seminar course draws on a social science and humanities inspired literature on southern cities to reflect on everyday urban practice and diverse subjectivities and agencies that constitute contemporary everyday African and southern city life.