- Location: Denmark
- Year: 2019 - 2020
- Client: N/A
- Size: N/A
- Collaborators: N/A
- Financing: CISU, Frame Voice Report, The European Union.
- Project team: Johan Mottelson, Anton Ryslinge, Margarida Waco, Anna Wahlén.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition Informal Horizons – Urban development and land rights in East Africa, first premiering at KADK Library in fall 2019, showcased some of the issues related to the ongoing extensive urbanization processes in Africa, paying particular attention to the East African region. A development characterized by a lack of urban planning, infrastructure provision, and formal rights to the land.
The exhibition and complimentary publication title refer to the future of African cities as being informal as many of these cities are characterized by vast peripheral informal settlements extending towards the horizons. It contains information on current efforts to counter issues relating to informal land ownership in East Africa, along with research on the underlying structures conditioning informal urban growth. This includes projects by Architects Without Borders, addressing issues with land rights in Uganda and Mozambique, along with the KADK-based research project titled Understanding Urban Form of Informal Settlements in East Africa.
The exhibition was on show at KADK through September – October 2019 and at Institut for (X) in Aarhus in January 2020.
Finally, the project was realesed as a printed publication (ISBN 9788778309976).