The African Centre for Cities is in the process of strengthening its humanities focus. The purpose of this endeavour is to draw together an intellectual community dealing with urban humanities across the global South.Read More
The African Centre for Cities is in the process of strengthening its humanities focus. The purpose of this endeavour is to draw together an intellectual community dealing with urban humanities across the global South. In alignment with ACC’s overall project to explore other ways of producing and disseminating its research, The Humanities Hub is intended to provide a space for experimenting with different registers to connect with different participants and audiences.
Aims and objectives
ACC has been experimenting with various ways of disseminating knowledge about cities in the global South. On this front, partnerships within the ACC have led to publications such as Cityscapes, and the African Cities Reader through a collaboration with Chimurenga.
The 2014 City Desired exhibition explored further ways of weaving everyday urban narratives with meta data from Cape Town to convey an understanding of the city to a diverse audience. Part of this project involved a series of gaming experiments at the intersection of art, games and serious urban issues, called Serious Fun.
2015 will see the experiment extending with Public Art and the Power of Place.
Kim Gurney June 3, 2016
Kim Gurney takes readers through Johannesburg via three arts projects. It is a journey that gives a unique insight into the potential of public art to fashion new public imaginaries of common space says LSE’s Kate Dawson. Read the full book review by Kate Dawson here.
Henrietta Nyamnjoh September 2, 2016
Henrietta Nyamnjoh is a recipient of the American Council of Learned Society fellowship for the African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2016
June 6, 2016
Kim Gurney June 3, 2016
Rike Sitas August 13, 2015
August 1, 2019
NEW ARTICLE: Effecting cultural change from below? A comparison of Cape Town and Bandung’s pathways to urban cultural governance
Laura Nkula-Wenz and Zayd Minty examine how different cultural policy approaches have been locally mobilized and reworked in Bandung and Cape Town in response to situated realities and in partnerships between cultural, academic, business and local government actors, in this article for Cultural Trends. ABSTRACT This article compares the cultural governance pathways of two UNESCO […]