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Digital Imaginaries

African Positions

Edited by Oulimata Gueye
Edited by Julien McHardy
Edited by Richard Rottenburg
Edited by Philipp Ziegler
Edited by Zentrum
Edited by Afropixel / Kër Thiossane Dakar
Edited by Fak'ugesi


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  • A fully illustrated study exploring possible digital futures in Africa
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Africa is changing and digitisation is playing a pivotal role in it. Throughout the whole continent, digital practices are emerging which radically transform African societies and their worldwide perception. However, digital infrastructures remain marked by local and global asymmetries despite the widespread use of mobile phones. Over the course of two years and in three African and European cities, the interdisciplinary exhibition and research project Digital Imaginaries
took this contradictory diversity of digital phenomena as its starting point in order to explore possible digital futures in Africa.

Texts by Bethlehem Anteneh, Younes Baba-Ali / Aude Tournaye, Tegan Bristow, Mehdi Derfoufi, Mamadou Diallo / Judith Rottenburg, Sunny Dolat / Njoki Ngumi (The Nest Collective), Oulimata Gueye, Thomas Hervé, Francois Knoetze, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou / Manuel Bürger, Bettina Korintenberg, Siri Lamoureaux / Enrico Ille / Amal Fadlalla / Timm Sureau, Achille Mbembe, Maurice Mbikayi, Julien McHardy, Christopher McMichael, Marcus Neustetter / Mwenya Kabwe, Nanjala Nyabola, DK Osseo-Asare / Yasmine Abbas, Tabita Rezaire, Richard Rottenburg, Daniel Sciboz, Joseph Tonda, Michel Wahome, Philipp Ziegler

22nd Dec 2021
Paperback / softback
240 mm x 155 mm
408 Pages
229 color, 31 b&w
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