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(Re)defining the Mordern Built Heritage of Mozambique

March 13 @ 18:15 - 20:00

The presentation by Patricia Noormahomed is part of the Namibian and Southern African Studies Research Colloquium by the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, and the University of Namibia.


Patricia Noormahomed is a Swiss Excellence Post-Doc Fellow at the Division of Urban Studies, University of Basel. An architect herself, she is currently a researcher for the FCT-funded projects ‘ArchWar — Dominance and Mass-Violence through Housing and Architecture during Colonial Wars’, as well as ‘WomArchStruggle — Women Architects in former Portuguese colonial Africa’. At the University of Basel, she is currently working on her postdoc project “Whose ‘shared’ heritage? A counter-narrative to the ‘authorized discourse’ through the modern heritage of Mozambique”.


The presentation proposes a new way of understanding and interpreting Mozambique’s architectural modernity for its local recognition as cultural heritage. Rather than a static image of the past, this legacy is analysed as an accumulation of appropriations and meanings constructed and superimposed over time.


This is a hybrid event. Contact for registration and zoom link: julia.rensing@unibas.ch and makawa@unam.na


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March 13
18:15 - 20:00
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Basler Afrika Bibliographien
Centre for African Studies, University of Basel
University of Namibia, Department of Geography, History, Environmental Studies and Tourism Management


Basler Afrika Bibliographien
Klosterberg 23
Basel, 4051 Switzerland
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