Reflection on UTA-Do: African Cities Workshop
In May, around thirty scholars, artists and activists joined together for a week of discussion and reflection in Nairobi at UTA-Do: African Cities Workshop. The project NATURE with researcher Timos Karpouzoglou partly funded the workshop, where also project member Mary Lawhon participated. She has also written some reflections from the week together with Gloria Nsangi Nakyagaba (University of Oklahoma).
"In May of 2022, thirty or so scholars, artists and activists (and many self-identifying as a combination of these) joined together for a week of discussion and reflection in Nairobi at UTA-Do: African Cities Workshop. Our week began with a reflection on the phrase that brought us together, and its myriad meanings. Uta-do can be said in a tone of resignation: it might be what is said when a boda-boda driver wants to renegotiate a fee, when a cell phone disappears, when the bumpy road makes you late.
But this is not the uta-do mentality that brought us together."
Read the full blog post here: Reflection on UTA-Do: African Cities Workshop