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Book Launch: ‘Lost Nationalism: Revolution, Memory and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Sudan’, Feb. 22 2017 @ BIEA

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Date: February 22, 2017
Venue: BIEA
Time: 6 pm

About
IFRA together with the British Institute in Eastern Africa invite you to the launch of a book, Lost Nationalism: Revolution, Memory and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Sudan by Elena Vezzadini. Elena is a scholar in history from the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) and affiliated to Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the Institut des Mondes Africains.

February 16, 2017 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of Photography and Film: My Camera, My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Jan. 27 2017 @ BIEA – Laikipia Road

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Date: January 27, 2017
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road
Time: 2-4 pm

About
On 27 January 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the British Institute in Eastern Africa will host the launch of My Camera, My Life. In his autobiography, Mohinder revisits his records of events that shaped his career as well as Kenya’s history and beyond. He documents Kenya’s independence heroes and his close relationship with top African political leaders, including Kenya’s Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. The book also highlights his records of the 1980s famines in Ethiopia, Karamoja in Uganda and Turkana in Kenya.

The Forum will host an accompanying exhibition of photographs and documentary films shot by Sir Mohinder between 1952 to 2008.

Copies of the autobiography will be on sale at the launch for KSH 4,500/=.

January 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Gadgets As Objects: Making Art With Discarded, Violent And Sexy Electronics by Dani Ploeger, Jan. 19 2017 @ BIEA

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Date: January 19, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Event: Future-Making At The Margins – Social-Ecological Transformation In Rural Africa, Dec. 14 2016 @ BIEA

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Date: December 14, 2016
Venue: BIEA
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

By Detlef Müller-Mahn, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany

About
Africa is ‘rising’ and accompanying this process are ambitious new development plans and policies. Kenya´s Vision 2030 and similar long-term programs in neighboring countries are presenting maps of the future that will, if implemented, lead to massive social-ecological transformations of rural areas.

Development blueprints aim to ‘turn history on its head’, enabling previously-ignored dryland regions to become engines of economic growth for the wider benefit of these nations. The process is simultaneously redrawing the map of marginal regions and redrawing the relations between people and environments in order to gain greater control over and make ‘more productive’ use of these environments.

The paper explores the nature and spatial politics of these processes. While on the one hand the processes are having widespread differential impacts, plans are often much less ‘total’ than is imagined, creating space for different possibilities in people-environment relations. At the same time, the implementation of development schemes is full of surprises. Future-making may be understood as a combination of practices of anticipation and imagination, with largely unknown consequences.

Bio
Detlef Müller-Mahn is a professor of development geography at the University of Bonn. His research focuses on the political ecology of land use change, risk and development in East Africa and the Middle East.

His recent projects are dealing with diverse topics, including risk management strategies of pastoralists in Ethiopia; urban governance and water distribution in the city of Khartoum; and adaptation to climate change and how it can be understood as a “travelling idea” that is negotiated at international conferences (the COP 21 in Paris 2015) and local projects (Ethiopia, Kenya).

He is currently preparing a collaborative research center on “Future rural Africa”, which will address the relationship between “future-making” and social-ecological transformation.

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/future-making-at-the-margins-social-ecological-transformation-in-rural-africa/

December 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Seminar Series: India in East Africa, Sept. 30 2016 @ BIEA

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Date: September 30, 2016
Venue: BIEA
Time: 11 am

http://www.biea.ac.uk/

September 24, 2016 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Seminar Series: Pericles & the Professors by John Harrington, Sept. 22 2016 @ BIEA

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Date: September 22, 2016
Venue: BIEA
Time: 11 am

September 15, 2016 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Presentation/Talk: Blood and the Nation in Kenya after the Westgate Attack, Sept. 14 2016 @ BIEA

Westgate
Date: September 14, 2016
Venue: BIEA
Time: 11 am

Presentation by: John Harrington

September 9, 2016 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

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