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Call for applications: PhD-position (SNFS) in Urban Studies / Visual Arts

“Decolonizing Socialism: Entangled Internationalism. An Intersectional Study of Cold War Projects from East Germany in Cinema and Cybernetics with Relevance to the 21st Century” led by Prof. Dr. Doreen Mende, dean of MA in Fine Arts CCC at...
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Contagion and Containment

As part of the ongoing miniseries on refugees in the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty member Prof. Dr. Kenny Cupers has published the following article entitled "Contagion and containment: curtailing the freedom of movement in times of...
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Infrastructure Between Statehood and Selfhood: The Trans-African Highway

Kenny Cupers and Prita Meier just published an article on their ongoing research on African infrastructure, exploring how highways transform statehood and selfhood. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 2020.
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Winter School 2020

Migration Infrastructure: Mapping the European Border Regime
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Urban Research Design Workshop 2019

The Research Design Workshop is an annual event for the MA students in Critical Urbanisms, taking place in the second half of their semester at the University of Cape Town.
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Remo Reginold (Independent scholar - Critical Urbanisms) gives an interview to Badische Zeitung about the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka (in German)

Architecture and the Environment

Read Prof. Kenny Cupers' new co-written piece on architecture and the environment: Despite its ubiquity in contemporary discourse, the notion of the environment has yet to be analysed as a central category of thought in architectural...

Professor Sophie Oldfield visiting Cornell University

Professor Sophie Oldfield has been a Cornell University Distinguished Africanist Scholar, hosted by the Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning.
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Final Review Highway Africa Research Studio 1

After conducting fieldwork in Ghana, the group of students from the MA in Critical Urbanisms presented their final work for the Research Studio 1: Highway Africa: Infrastructure, Decolonization, and the City.
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Urban Immersions

Read 'Urban Immersions', Laura Nkula-Wenz's and Sophie Oldfield's recently published piece in the European Association of International Education's winter issue of Forum, focused on 'Unexpected Internationalisation'.