Core Workshops

During our research project we have organised two international core workshops.

Core Workshop 1: Studying Housing in Interdisciplinary Perspective

(9-11 November 2017, University of Vienna)

Our first workshop took place from 9 to 11 November 2017 at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna and was entitled 'Studying Housing in Interdisciplinary Perspective'. 

We were very pleased to welcome a renowned group of interdisciplinary scholars who broadened our perspective on the overarching topic of housing (and houses) provided for African labourers. 

  • Rose Marie BECK, University of Leipzig, Department of African Studies
  • Donatien DIBWE DIA MWEMBU, University of Lubumbashi, Department of History
  • Martina KOPF, University of Vienna, Department of African Studies 
  • Johan LAGAE, University of Ghent, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning 
  • Patience MUSUSA, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala 
  • Ambe NJOH, University of South Florida, School of Geosciences 
  • Carole RAKODI, University of Birmingham, International Development Department 
  • Nicholas SUNGURA, Leibniz University of Hannover 

We discussed a wide range of issues such as: access to housing; provision, planning and building of housing; British and Belgian colonial housing policy; minimum quality standards in housing; the role of actors in matters of housing, and others. 

The detailed program of the workshop here as pdf


Core Workshop 2: Reviewing Housing from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

(14-15 November 2019, University of Vienna)

Our second workshop took place from 14 to 15 November 2019 at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna and was entitled 'Reviewing Housing from Interdisciplinary Perspectives'. 

We discussed our work in progress and preliminary findings of our project with renowned international guests. 

  • Miles LARMER (OxfordUniversity)
  • Rose Marie BECK (University of Leipzig)
  • Anais Angelo (University of Vienna)
  • Daniela Atanasova (University of Vienna)