Provincializing Urban Political Ecology: Towards a Situated UPE Through African Urbanism
Mary Lawhon, Henrik Ernstson and Jon Silver
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
This cinematic ethnography (84 minutes) deals with race, nature and knowledge politics in the postcolonial city. World Premiere at Copenhagen DOX in 2018 and nominated to several prizes with screenings at several film festivals. Click here for TEACHING RESOURCES to the film.
Flows and friction of alcohol in Cape Town
Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish?
Yvette Kruger (director), Nate Millington and Henrik Ernstson
Documentary film (35 minutes, 2019) about the contested process of extracting value out of waste in urban South Africa. Suitable for teaching online and face-to-face.
Online lectures and talks from leading academics:
Africa’s urban future: future prospects and pitfalls
Spatial chaos and the city of the 21st century
Dialogues in Development
Worlding Cities: Towards a theory of global urbanism
Urban Socio-Ecological Inequality: Urban Environmental Justice or POLITICAL-Ecology?
Theory from the South: Or, How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa
Jean and John Comaroff
Documentaries and movies:
Hip Hop Burkina
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.