Arts, Culture and Urbanism

In this key area, we addresses the many ways Africans express themselves through the arts in a broad sense – fine and performing arts as painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, literature as well as the arts of the everyday such as ritual, popular culture, fashion, dance, film and all sorts of religious and profane performances that women and men may engage in. Arts, Culture and Urbanism thus covers all forms of expression and articulation; how humans relate to each other, how they produce sociality, how they make meaning of their own life, how they use media in their social lives, how they build their homes and towns and how they live their cities.

Förster, Till. 2021. “Alternativen Zur Restitution? Lokale Perspektiven Auf Ein Globales Problem”. In Geschichtskultur Durch Restitution? Ein Kunst-Historikerstreit, edited by Thomas Sandkühler, Angelika Epple, and Jürgen Zimmerer, 163-80. Beiträge Zur Geschichtskultur. Köln: Böhlau.   edoc
Newbury, Darren, Lorena Rizzo, and Kylie Thomas, eds. 2021. Women & Photography in Africa. Creative Practices and Feminist CHallenges. London: Routledge.   edoc
Förster, Till. 2020. “Existential Transformations: Life in the West African Savannah since the 1970s: An Outlook”. Basel Papers on Political Transformations 22. Institute of Social Anthropology.   edoc | Open Access
Cupers, Kenny. 2020. “Die Gespenster Eurafrikas”. ARCH+, January 7.   edoc
Förster, Till. 2020. “Soziale Bilderwelten. Alltägliche Smartphone-Fotografie in Der Côte d’Ivoire”. iz3w, no. 376. informationszentrum 3. welt: 24-25.   edoc
Rizzo, Lorena. 2020. Photography & History in Colonial Southern Africa. Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa. London: Routledge.   edoc
Cupers, Kenny. 2020. “Contagion and Containment: Curtailing the Freedom of Movement in Times of Coronavirus”. Eurozine.   edoc
Braun, Lesley Nicole. 2020. “Women and Migration”. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, 1-21. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.013.557.   edoc
Nzeza Bunketi Buse, Ribio. 2020. “Infectious Images: Viral Internet Content in the Democratic Republic of Congo”. Critical Arts South-North Cultural and Media Studies 34 (4). Taylor & Francis: 103-16. doi:10.1080/02560046.2020.1753089.   edoc
Rizzo, Lorena. 2020. “Seeing through Whiteness: Late 1930s Settler Visualities in Namibia Under South African Rule”. In Visualising Fascism. The Twentieth-Century Rise Od the Global Right, edited by Julia Adeney Thomas and Geoff Eley, 134-59. Durham: Duke University Press.   edoc
Oldfield, Sophie, Kenny Herz Cupers, Manuel, Emilio Distretti, and Laura Nkula-Wenz. 2020. “Urban Studies at the University of Basel”. GeoAgenda 1 (2020): 15-17.
Braun, Lesley Nicole. 2020. “The Moving Parts in Michèle Magema’s Body of Work”. African Arts 53 (3): 22-29.
Cupers, Kenny, and Prita Meier. 2020. “Infrastructure Between Statehood and Selfhood: The Trans-Africa Highway”. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 79 (1): 61-81.
Förster, Till, Franziska Jenni, Fiona Siegenthaler, and Frederik Unseld. 2019. “Aesthetics of Articulation”. Basel Papers on Political Transformations, 18/19. Institute of Social Anthropology.   edoc
Siegenthaler, Fiona. 2019. “Art Practice As a Field of Articulatory Engagements: Fred Mutebi’s Promotion of Barkcloth in Local and Global Networks”. Edited by Till Förster, Franziska Jenni, Fiona Siegenthaler, and Frederik Unseld. Basel Papers on Political Transformations, no. 18/19 (November). Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel: 35-57.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, Till. 2019. “Masked Politics: The Aesthetics of Political Articulation in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire”. In Aesthetics of Articulation, edited by Till Förster, Franziska Jenni, Fiona Siegenthaler, and Frederik Unseld, 18/19:59-88. Basel Papers on Political Transformations. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology.   edoc
Siegenthaler, Fiona, and Marie-laure Allain Bonilla. 2019. “Introduction: Decolonial Processes in Swiss Academia and Cultural Institutions”. Tsantsa 24. Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft: 4-13.   edoc
Allain Bonilla, Marie-laure, Fiona Siegenthaler, Yann Laville, Grégoire Mayor, and Boris Wastiau. 2019. “Entre négociations Et expérimentations: Les musées d’ethnographie Et La décolonisation. Un Entretien”. Tsantsa 24. Seismo: 67-77.   edoc
Braun, Lesley Nicole. 2019. “Wandering Women: The Work of Congolese Transnational Traders”. Africa 89 (2). Cambridge University Press: 378-96.   edoc
Förster, Till. 2019. “The Invisible Social Body: Experience and Poro Ritual in Northern Côte d’Ivoire”. African Studies Review 62 (1). Cambridge University Press: 99-119. doi:10.1017/asr.2018.10.   edoc
Förster, Till, and Aïdas Sanogo. 2019. “Guest Editors’ Introduction to the Power of Performance -the Performance of Power Forum”. African Studies Review 62 (1). Cambridge University Press: 67-75. doi:10.1017/asr.2018.145.   edoc
Siegenthaler, Fiona, and Till Förster. 2018. Re-Imagining African Cities. The Arts and Urban Politics. Social Dynamics 3. London: Routledge.   edoc
Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra. 2018. “Guineoecuatorianos En Madrid: Actitudes Hacia Su Propio español Y El español madrileño”. Lengua Y migración/Language and Migration 10 (2). Universidad de Alcalà: 7-31.   edoc | Open Access
Oldenburg, Silke. 2018. “Agency, Social Space and Conflict-Urbanism in Eastern Congo”. Journal of Eastern African Studies 12 (2). Routledge: 254-73. doi:10.1080/17531055.2018.1452552.   edoc
Camenisch, Aldina. 2017. “Invisible Infrastructure: Self-Initiated Swiss Professionals in China”. Panel International Migrants in China: Infrastructures, Trajectories and Positionalities, 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Washington DC, USA: American Anthropological Association (AAA).   edoc
Chariatte, Isabelle. 2017. “L’autodétermination Dans Les Romans d’In Koli Jean Bofane - Droit De réponse à La Violence Postcoloniale”. Etudes De Lettres, no. 3-4. Faculté des lettres de l’Université: 57-82.   edoc
Förster, Till. 2017. “Lucid Dreams - Alluring Cities: Imaginaries of the Urban in West Africa”. In Cities in Flux: Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts, edited by Olivier Moreillon, Allan Muller, and Lindy Stiebel, 235-49. Schweizerische Afrikastudien - Etudes Africaines Suisses. LIT Verlag.   edoc
Förster, Till. 2017. “Envisioning the City in Africa: Anthropology, Creativity and Urban Culture”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research, edited by Vlad Petre Glaveanu, 449-71. London: Palgrave Macmillan.   edoc
Rizzo, Lorena. 2016. “The African Photographic Archive: Research and Curatorial Strategies, Edited by Christopher Morton and Darren Newbury. Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2015”. History of Photography 40 (1). Taylor & Francis: 96-98. doi:10.1080/03087298.2015.1131410.   edoc
Rizzo, Lorena, and Jürg Schneider, eds. 2016. Fotografie in Afrika. Fotogeschichte. Beiträge Zur Geschichte Und Ästhetik Der Fotografie 36. Kromsdorf (D): Jonas Verlag.   edoc
von Schnurbein, Georg. 2015. “Nicht Jeder Gespendete Franken Kann Einem Guten Zweck Dienen”. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August 7.   edoc