The Future of African Cities in Practice: New Cities / New Practices?
Gary White and Amira Osman in Conversation with Geci Karuri-Sebina

“In March 2019, SA Node’s Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina got to host an exciting conversation with two eminent architects and intellectuals. Urban Designer Gary White had produced an article which is featured on FFD this month – “Cabinda: The New City and the Battle for the Butterfly” based on his award-winning development of the city of Cabinda in Angola, significant in its location in a province that is home to some 70% of Angola’s oil reserves.

Professor Amira Osman has been contributing critical reflections on the future of African Cities, such as her recent contribution at the Cocreate Design Festival 2019 on Resilience Thinking for the Next Generation of Designers.

It was a fantastic opportunity to engage the two practitioners to explore their mutual or divergent ideas about the future of African cities, and the role of our practice(s).”