The African Metropolis explores eight diverse urban histories and spaces across the continent. It challenges assumptions about Africa and, in turn, provokes a re-examination of conventional understandings of architecture and cities. Highlights include a temporal tour of a neighborhood in Dar es Salaam, a rethinking of infrastructure in Kinshasa and of modernism in Luanda, and a visualization of the synchronicity of palace architecture and the Atlantic World in Abomey. This digital exhibit is the work of eight graduate students at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Mark Duerksen instructed the course. The course syllabus is available here.

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