"City Desired: A Shared Revolution"

While cities are the heart of our survival because they compel us to become “transboundary”, a shared revolution needs to be makeshift and informal. So said director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements , Aromar Revi , at the Kapuscinski Lecture that formed part of the City Desired exhibition. Ashraf Jamal reflects. Just how disconnected our lives are is what Edgar Pieterse , director of the African Centre for Cities and curator of the City Desired exhibition, chose to remind us of in his introduction to the first Kapuscinski Lecture on the African continent. We live in “strange times”, he began. “Information is ubiquitous”, we are privy to “intimate details in the world … our daily lives revolve around a soap opera”, and yet, despite our “fundamental interconnectedness” in which everything becomes “immediately topical” our experiences remain “devoid of realism, a...

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