With thanks to AISU Torino 2022

It was an incredible experience to present my research on the analysis of C.A. Doxiadis’ architectural and city planning works in an unpublished Koolhaas-supervised text on Lagos at the 2022 Associazone Italiana di Historia Urbana (AISU) International Congress in Turin, Italy, alongside some amazing urban studies scholars from around the world.

My essay titled,‘Close to being right?’ C.A. Doxiadis, The Lagos Handbook, and the Harvard Project on the City’s Narrativization of Postcolonial Planning in Nigeria”, will likely be published in the Congress proceedings.

I am very grateful for the opportunity, which was supported by AISU’s young scholar participation grants. I plan to share more about this experience in a future issue of The Usonian newsletter.

Photo courtesy Ahmed Adham.

Join us on the 4th of May for the “Delivering Views #29: Trio” launch event in Nicosia

Even in a time of transitions, we can still strive for deeper literary and artistic connection with our surroundings.

Janan Alexandra, Caroline Sager, and I—the three of us Fulbright fellows in Cyprus—are proud to present “Trio,” a chapbook featuring Janan’s poetry, Caroline’s photographs, and my short story “Silent G” (the last in English and in Greek translation) as part of the 29th volume in the “Delivering Views” series brought to you by Phaneromenis70, a cultural center in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Delivering Views is a series that publishes the thoughts and creative work of people who come from outside Cyprus and consider the island’s unique situation.

If you are able, join us at 6 pm on the 4th of May at Phaneromenis70 in the old city of Nicosia for our launch event. After the event, the publication will be available for sale online and in person at the cultural center. The book and its associated postcards—crafted from Caroline Sager’s singular 35 mm film photographs—will be on display at the center until the 18th of May.

More details can be found here, on the Facebook event.

We are so grateful for this collaboration with Phaneromenis70 and the opportunity to share our work with the city we have called home for the past eight months. We’d love to see you there!