Audio-visual resources

From the Situated UPE Collective:

Powering Namuwongo

Joel Ongwech (director), Jonathan Silver (producer), David Naxic (sound), Joel Kahiri and Myko Ouma (music) & Gladys A-can

About everyday energy production in the autoconstructed neighborhood of Namuwongo in Kampala, Uganda.

One Table Two Elephants

Jacob von Heland and Henrik Ernstson

Based on ethnographic work, this is a 5 minute “teaser” of a full-length research film (81 min) that deals with the politics of knowing urban nature in a postcolonial city. Screening in 2018 (read more). 

Flows and friction of alcohol in Cape Town

Mary Lawhon

Online lectures and talks from leading academics:

Africa’s urban future: future prospects and pitfalls

Edgar Pieterse


Spatial chaos and the city of the 21st century

AbdouMaliq Simone

Dialogues in Development

Sue Parnell

Worlding Cities: Towards a theory of global urbanism

Ananya Roy

Urban Socio-Ecological Inequality: Urban Environmental Justice or POLITICAL-Ecology?

Erik Swyngedouw

Theory from the South: Or, How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa

Jean and John Comaroff

Documentaries and movies:

Hip Hop Burkina

Kinshasa Symphony

Welcome to Lagos

Dear Mandela (Trailer)

Phakathi- Soweto’s Middling Class

Cemetery State (Trailer)

Frank De Boek

Kinshasa Symphony (Trailer)

Hooking in Jo’burg (opening clip)

Powerless / Katiyabaas (Trailer)

Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar

The politics of electricity and its connections – the wires, the politicians, the citizens – in an Indian city.