Habitat Unit

Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Dr. Rachel Lee, Diane Barbe

Simulizi Mijini: Mapping Urban Narratives in Dar Es Salaam

This Summer School is part of Habitat Unit's ongoing Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives research project (2016-18) that is funded by the German Cultural Foundation with partners in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Berlin, Germany, from the fields of urbanism, art and publishing: www.urbannarratives.org

During this Summer School in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) in March/April 2016, we will research Dar's heritage in the field. Working together with students from Dar's Ardhi University we will conduct interviews and visit and document sites, collecting data for an online heritage platform.

SS 2016 - Simulizi Mijini Summer School in Dar- Poster

The Summer School follows on from the Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives Seminar (WS 2015/16) and participation in the seminar is necessary to be eligible for a place in the Summer School. 

Through the summer school we will define criteria and collect data for the development of an online heritage platform that will not only capture and communicate heritage, but will also work as a community resource to perhaps influence decisions about how space is used and developed, and about what places are demolished or preserved. The Summer School will conclude with an international symposium on "Reconfiguring Heritage from Below".

Course Information+

Summer School in Dar es Salaam - 6 ECTS
Arch MA - WP, UD MA - WP

Teaching Days
March 9 - April 5, 2016 (Dar es Salaam)

Participation in the Simulizi Mijini seminar WS 15/16 is obligatory


Diane Barbe

Room A 621
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21830
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907