"Black X Urbanism", Panel by Sabine Mohamed & Njoki Ngumi


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The Critical Urbanisms Lecture Series this fall will be held online via Zoom. Our 4th event theme is "Black X Urbanism", which features Sabine Mohamed & Njoki Ngumi contributions on the notions of Black Urbanism, Race, Blackness, and Afro-futures, reframing our urban understandings, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Master students. The session is open to everyone to attend and participate in the Q&A and discussion as well.

Sabine Mohamed is a political, urban, and environmental anthropologist. Her dissertation and current book project, entitled Losing Ground: Emergent Black Empire and Counter-Futures in Urban Ethiopia, ethnographically explores how categories of Blackness and race, as well as experiences of urban and national dispossession, are attached to an infrastructure of emergent empire in East Africa. Sabine's lecture contribution is titled: "Kings and Queens of Addis: Political Imaginaries of a Global Blackness and Afro-Futures in Urban Ethiopia."

Njoki Ngumi is an artist, writer, and feminist thinker who has held positions in Kenya's private and public health care sectors. As a Nest founding member, she has been co-writer, screenwriter and script supervisor for several of the Nest's film works and is currently expanding her filmmaking practice as co-director of The Feminine and The Foreign. Njoki's lecture contribution is titled: "Cities Of Our Lives: An Overview of African Film and Realities."

This year, the series offers a new pedagogical format in which Master students will moderate the panel discussions and serve as the first interlocutors with our guests.

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Part of series:
Critical Urbanisms: Current Debates - Fall 2021

The Critical Urbanisms Lecture Series is an online public colloquium that will be held via Zoom during this Fall semester. The series features the important contributions from scholars and practitioners whose works in design and intersectional feminism, activism, climate change and Black urbanism are influencing and reframing understandings of the urban in the twenty-first century. The series will explore and debate the different dynamics that shape cities and how cities in turn impact the course of locally situated and global phenomena. Most importantly, this year the series will offer a new pedagogical format in which CU students will be the moderators of the panel discussions and will serve as the first interlocutors with our guests.