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Urban City Walk Dar es Salaam

December 16, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM EAT

The CityLab Dar es Salaam at Ardhi University in collaboration with Virginia Tech, the University of Oxford, the Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH) and Afriroots is organizing a thematic walk on 16 December 2017. The walk will take participants around the most iconic streets of the city centre of Dar es Salaam with the aim of exploring on-going processes of urban growth and transformation in the housing sector.

The walk takes place in the frame of the the CityLab Programe which facilitates the co-production of policy-relevant knowledge related to the connections between formal and informal practices. The Lab in Dar es Salaam aims in particular at challenging misconceptions and generalizations regarding urban development and the production of space in and around the city.

The Walk will be guided by a group of game changers and knowledge brokers invested in the transformation of Dar es Salaam. They are:

Irmelin Joelson – is an urban anthropologist undertaking her doctoral studies at the University of Oxford. She is interested in uncertainty but also hope associated with large-scale infrastructure projects in Dar es Salaam

Mejah Mbuya – is a multi-talented entrepreneur, environmentalist, cyclist, tour operator, and community organizer. He is the co-founder of Afriroots, Wachata Graffiti crew, and Dar cycle rights
organization UWABA.
Richard Besha – is Richard Moses Besha is an architect with expertise in urban design and architectural conservation. He is a lecturer at Ardhi University and has a special interest in heritage research. He is a contributor of the book ‘Talking Cities; Urban Narratives from Dar es Salaam and Berlin’.


Download the Urban Walk flyer

Want to join the urban Walk? please RSVP to Glory Thadeus ( gloryth@icloud.com)


December 16, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Ardhi University
Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH)
Virginia Tech
University of Oxford


Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map