Nairobi Becoming: Security, Uncertainty, Contingency

Joost Fontein, Tessa Diphoorn, Peter Lockwood, Constance Smith

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Echoing the edgy, disjunctive, ever-emergent city of Nairobi that it explores, Nairobi Becoming: Security, Uncertainty, Contingency strives to be several things-in-the-making. It is a historically and anthropologically minded examination of a shifting cityscape, an experimental, collaborative exercise in curated juxtaposition and assemblage, and an interdisciplinary, subjunctive urban ethnography. It brings together curated interventions by twenty-seven artists, scholars, and writers to trace Nairobi’s becoming. Methodologically experimental and multimodal, it seeks to balance an appreciation of Nairobi’s fragmented character while also recognizing its contingent coherency.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrooklyn, NY
PublisherPunctum Books
Number of pages352
ISBN (Electronic)9781685711573
ISBN (Print)9781685711566
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2024


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