Interdisciplinary and international research group working on law, local institutions and urban identities since 1945 in African cities. The research group was financed from 2006 till 2009. You will find many fulltext documents from workshops, also inclduing some powerpoint presentations. [editors ilissAfrica]
Organisation for the promotion of computer technology in Africa through the creation of local homepages for African cities which describe local life and help localising IT in Africa. Projects carried out until now are homepages about cities in the following countries: see table of contents. Other homepages of francophone African cities will follow. Furthermore you will find links to municipal homepages. On the city homepages of PIVA you will find information and news about life in this city and sometimes some vocabulary in the local language. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Project by two Kenyans who want to show Kenya (esp. Nairobi) through photographs from a Kenyan perspective and not from a tourist perspective. The project is meant to be extended to other African countries later on. Every Kenyan can register to upload their pictures. For the time being (12/10), most of the photographs were taken by one of the authors of the website, Joshua Wanyama. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of an exhibition by students in 2007/08 at Humboldt-University Berlin."This exhibition is the result of a student based project seminar during 2007/08 at Humboldt-University Berlin. Starting off from the seminar 'Cities in Africa' dealing with latest developments in Urbanization and Globalization in Africa, the makers of this exhibition decided to tear down the image of the 'ideal city' and to draw a landscape of knowledge: libraries as urban access points to knowledge and development." The website presents the posters of the exhibition as well as an interview with the organisers and other background information. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
Private photographs from Bujumbura (during colonial times: Usumbura), capital of Burundi. The father of the author was an architect, hence you will find many photographs of buildings. The comments made about "the Africans" are to be taken "with a pinch of salt". [editors ilissAfrica]
The Campaign wants to draw the attention on the bad state of many historical buildings on the island of Gorée. Gorée was used to imprison slaves before they were sent to America during the slave trade. The site shows many photographs of buildings on Gorée island, already restored or not yet. Furthermore, there is a map of the island and background information on its history and the campaign. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site and the organisation that built it up were created by Netherlands architects with an interest in Africa and has now reached an international scope. The site offers many resources on (modern) African architecture and urban development, among others you will find links to other websites, fulltext documents, informations about workshops, projects and conferences, bibliographies, experts and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The website documents an event that took place in 2007 on architecture and urbanity in Africa. The event was orgnaised by the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and ArchiAfrika Foundation. You will find many small texts, summaries of papers etc.