"Understanding urbanisation, urbanism and urbanity in African cities: home spaces and house cultures in Maputo, Mozambique" by Prof Paul Jenkins

Past Event

03 June 2013, 3:00pm - 4:30pm


This Distinguished Lecture is organised by the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and the Institute of Science, Innovation and Society, both part of the Oxford Martin School

Speaker: Professor Paul Jenkins, Professor for Architecture Research, Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (University of Edinburgh) and Professor of Human Settlements, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University

Summary: This lecture will explore the need for, difficulties in implementing, and some of the findings from a major research programme focusing on an in-depth case study with longitudinal elements undertaken 2009-13 in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, designed as an inductive study vis-à-vis emerging urbanism in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will focus on how new concept definition based on empirical inter-disciplinary research needs to be the basis for such an improved understanding of cities of the South.

Venue: Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford

All welcome but please register at http://foc2013-jenkins.eventbrite.co.uk/