Call for papers: African Perspectives 2013: The Lagos Dialogue

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 8, 2013.

The Lagos Dialogues 2013 will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel Lagos, from 5th – 8th December 2013. We invite you to attend this ground breaking international conference and dialogue on buildings, culture, and the built environment in Africa. Hosted by the organisation ArchiAfrika, based in Ghana, with support from organisations and institutions throughout Africa, and across the world. Its main aim is to provide a venue and forum for discussion, debate and academic discourse on emerging themes related to the African City and the built environment on the continent.

The event is unique in gathering together both scholars and creative people from Africa to provide a forum to share and debate their ideas on the key themes which are shaping Africa’s buildings and urban environment, through a number of cultural and social lenses, including literature, art, and the traditional built environment disciplines.

  • The five themes of the conference are:
  • The African Diaspora – Culture and the Inter-disciplinary Arts
  • Housing Cultures
  • African Cities and Mass Housing
  • The physical and virtual worlds of Africa
  • The Green Imperative & New Technologies for Urban Africa

We invite you to send in 300-word abstract proposals for academic papers related to these thematic areas. The African Perspectives Scientific Committee will review all abstracts before selecting papers to be presented at the conference. Also invited are proposals for projects, cultural interventions, and other presentation media, associated with these themes, these will also be reviewed before selection. We particularly invite graduate student proposals on themes of interest, which will help us develop a student workshop, which will run in parallel to the event.



Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 8, 2013.
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