Calling all early-career academics, researchers, activists, and artists interested in urban theory in Africa! Apply now to be a part of the second UTA-DO African Cities Workshop in 2023.
What is UTA-Do? UTA-Do builds on the brash, daring, dynamic ‘uta-do’ mentality of Nairobi. Loosely translated from sheng as ‘what are you going to do about it?’ (rendered with a mischievous smirk), the UTA-Do workshop aims to create a space where young scholars theorise and valorise the various praxes that emerge through and with dynamic African urban spaces. We intentionally encourage scholars to engage with those who are doing – art and activism and (non) academia – in Nairobi and other African cities in innovative ways, and to always engage with the question: UTA-Do?
The organisers also intentionally encourage academics to engage with those who are doing – art and activism and (non) academia – in Nairobi and other African cities in innovative ways. The weeklong programme is structured around theoretical inputs, writing, field trips, and arts immersion activities.