The Walking Debates are about much more than obtaining factual information. They are all about meeting the agents forging the agendas of change, the understanding of subjectivities, and the exposure and ability to read different layers of information when one is in an actual and specific site of socio-spatial production.
This Walking Debate “Geographies of resisting food insecurity by contemporary urban Africans” visited the informal settlement of Mathare and the Karura Forest as contested sites and explored food and nutrition insecurity from the urban perspective, countering the productionist paradigm.
Roof Water-Farm and Flussbad Berlin, two projects demonstrating new ways of linking natural resources, urban infrastructures and urban antispaces feed the walking debate on “RETHINKING URBAN SPACE: integrating – commoning – producing”. .
The Walking Debates are conceptualised by
Katleen De Flander and Natasha Aruri
Walking Debate: NAIROBI and Walking Debate: BERLIN are funded by and developed at the IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
Dr.-Ing. Katleen De Flander
Urban Environmental Research
Architect | Urbanist