Jacob Geuder, MA

Profile

Jacob Geuder received his MA in African Studies at the University of Basel in 2013 with a specialization in post-colonial theory, African film and urban space.
Before his MA, Geuder has obtained a BA in Sociology and Political Sciences from the University of Konstanz (Germany) with distinction. At the university of Konstanz he worked as assistant and tutor at the Chair for Sociological Theory and Sociology of Culture for Prof. Dr. Andreas Reckwitz.

He is a founding member of the group African Cinema Basel, which organizes regular film screenings and discussions at Neues Kino Basel.

MA Thesis

For his Masterthesis “Die Enträumlichung Bamakos. Transformation und Produktion eines urbanen Raumes” Geuder organized a three month field research in Mali. While doing this research in Bamako from January to March 2012, he found the artists collective KaYelema together with Malian artists. The group aimed at documenting urban transformations in Bamako. In the Masterthesis, Geuder applies henri Lefebvre's theory about “the production of space” to recent spatial transformations in Bamako. Geuder argues that a process of Enträumlichung (de-spatialization) can be observed which guides the transformation and production of urban spaces in Bamako as a dominant logic.

Currently Geuder is working on a phd project concerned with urban protests and their representations in the digital space.