Conference Program


12 January 2021


© Raffaele Perniola

Time zone WAT/CET
15:00 - 15:15
Welcome and Introduction by Kenny Cupers
15:15 - 16:30
EURAFRICA AS INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECT
15:15 - 15:30
Megan Brown
Tourism and the Infrastructures of Empire: 1959, 1969
15:30 - 15:45
Giovanni Costenaro
The Geo-strategy of Eurafrica. France, the ECSC and
the ‘mise en valeur’ of French African iron ores: extractive infrastructures in Gabon and their legacies
15:45 - 16:00 
Killian Doherty 
Liberias’ open-door; enframing the geographical imaginaries
of extraction

16:00 - 16:10
Respondence by panel chair Peo Hansen
16:10 - 16:30
Discussion with Q&A


16:30 - 16:45 Break

16:45 - 17:10
Film Screening
The Long History of a Short-Lived Statue
The challenge of post-colonial commemoration

Documentary, 22 mins, Walid Benkhaled and Natalya Vince, 2019 http://generation-independence.com/the-long-history.html
 
17:00 - 18:25
INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COLONIAL CONTINUUM

17:00 - 17:25 
Idalina Baptista & Josha Kirshner
The Entanglement of Mozambique’s colonial past and present
in the Maputo, Beira and Nacala corridors

17:25 - 17:40
Christiana Strava
Infrastructural citizenship: High-speed Rail and/as Belonging
in Postcolonial Morocco
17:40 - 17:55
Dalia Wahdan & Holger Gladys
Limits of Imitation: Post-colonial hangover in everyday lives
of African cities

17:55 - 18:05
Respondence by panel chair Samia Henni

18:05 -18:25: Discussion with Q&A

18:25 - 18:55 Break

18:55 - 20:00
DOCUMENTARY
Generation Independence: A People’s History
18:55 - 19:00
Introduced by Walid Benkhaled and Natalya Vince
19:00 - 19:25
Film Screening

The Chemistry of National Construction
A Student in Charge of Gas Production
Documentary, 24 mins, Walid Benkhaled and Natalya Vince, 2020
19:25 - 20:00
Discussion with Q&A, moderated by Julia Tischler

International Conference 12-15 Jan 2021, Time zone WAT/CET