Visiting Scholar Seminar: Olumuyiwa Adegun

Informal Urban Housing: From Nineteenth-century Europe to Twenty-first-century Africa
Seminar, in English, Shaughnessy House, 4 August 2016, 6pm

2016 Visiting Scholar Olumuyiwa Adegun presents his research:

European cities of the nineteenth century, like African cities today, experienced severe housing problems. Shanty towns marked Berlin and Paris in ways that are similar to how Nairobi and Johannesburg have been characterized by informal settlements in the last few decades. This lecture explores the history of low-income housing through informal settlements in these four cities, considering interventions in both the European and the African context and questioning the triumph of modernist design and planning, given the contemporary desire for just and inclusive cities.

Olumuyiwa Adegun completed a PhD in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has been involved in research on informal settlements, housing, and urban informality in his home country of Nigeria, as well as in Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Berlin.

Olumuyiwa Adegun was a Visiting scholar at the CCA in 2016.

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