The idea of a borderless world, by Achille Mbembe

From its inception “movement” or more precisely “borderlessness” has been central to various utopian traditions. The very concept of utopia, refers to that which has no borders, beginning with the imagination itself.

As a direly needed inspiration for the rough year ahead, I’d like to share Achille Mbembe’s essay The idea of a borderless world. You’ll find this 2019 must-read at the Africa is a Country blog, here: https://africasacountry.com/2018/11/the-idea-of-a-borderless-world. The text was first published in the October 2018 print issue of the Chimurenga Chronic.

New article in IJURR: A Transposition of Territory: Decolonized Perspectives in Current Urban Research

by Anke Schwarz and Monika Streule In this article published in IJURR 40 (5), we discuss the concept of territory from a decolonized perspective. We engage with the ongoing debate on decentralizing urban studies to…

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