Call for participation: UTA-Do African Cities Workshop 2023

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.

WHO | Early career academics, researchers, activists, and artists interested in urban theory
WHERE | British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), Nairobi
WHEN | 17-21 April 2023
APPLY HERE
DEADLINE | Applications must be submitted online by Jan 27. Applicants will be notified of acceptance in early February.
 
Please note: If selected participation in the workshop is free. Unfortunately, acceptance to the workshop does not include financial support for travel, accommodation or per diems.