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Project Activities

'Rooftop Autophagy: Vertical Monadism in Maputo, Mozambique' Article
Copenhagen, July 2020

Morten Nielsen is publishing the article 'Rooftop Autophagy: Vertical Monadism in Maputo, Mozambique' in Urban Forum.

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'Enclaving: Spatial Detachment as an Aesthetics of Imagination in an urban sub-Saharan African context' Article
Copenhagen, June 2020

Morten Nielsen co-authored with Jason Sumich the article 'Enclaving: Spatial Detachment as an Aesthetics of Imagination in an urban sub-Saharan African context' published in Urban Studies.

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'Natural Resource Extraction in the Interior: Scouts, Spirits and Chinese Loggers in the Forests of Northern Mozambique' Article
Copenhagen, May 2020

Morten Nielsen co-authored with Mikkel Bunkenborg the article 'Natural Resource Extraction in the Interior: Scouts, Spirits and Chinese Loggers in the Forests of Northern Mozambique' published in Journal of Southern African Studies.

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'Insurgent aspirations?: Weak Middle Class Utopias in Maputo, Mozambique' Article
Copenhagen, March 2020

Morten Nielsen co-authored with Paul Jenkins the article 'Insurgent aspirations?: Weak Middle Class Utopias in Maputo, Mozambique' published in Critical African Studies.

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'The Political Aesthetics of Middle Class Housing in (not so) Neoliberal Mozambique' Article
Copenhagen, March 2020

Morten Nielsen co-authored with Jason Sumich the article 'The Political Aesthetics of Middle Class Housing in (not so) Neoliberal Mozambique' published in Antipode.

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'Islands of Time. Unsettling linearity across deep history' Article
Copenhagen, January 2020

Morten Nielsen co-authored with Annette Højen Sørensen and Felix Riede the article 'Islands of Time. Unsettling linearity across deep history' published in Ethnos.

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'Ceramics and Architecture' Article
Maputo, January 2020

In September 2019, Nikolai Brandes co-organised a ceramics workshop for students from Maputo’s Escola Nacional de Artes Visuais and UEM’s Faculty of Architecture. Workshop supervisor Su-Ran Sichling and the then head of Maputo’s Goethe-Zentrum Konstanze Kampfer write about their experiences in the latest issue of Mosambik Rundbrief, the journal of the German NGO Koordinationskreis Mosambik. The article is in German but contains a lot of pictures, too.

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Ideological Resonances Conference
Copenhagen, 5th - 6th December 2019

The MCU project hosted a conference on 'Ideological Resonances: The Ideological Underpinnings of Urban Environments in sub-Saharan Africa' in Copenhagen with researchers from different institutions.

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ASA conference
Boston, 20th-23rd November 2019

All members of the MCU will join the African Studies Association's annual meeting in Boston in November.

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Inauguration of the 'Ceramics and Architecture' exhibition
Maputo, October 1st 2019

Nikolai participated in the inauguration of the exhibition in Maputo.

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Workshop: 'Ceramics and Architecture'
Maputo, September 9th - September 30th 2019

Nikolai Brandes co-organised a ceramics workshop for students from Maputo’s Escola Nacional de Artes Visuais and UEM’s Faculty of Architecture.

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Fieldwork in Mozambique
August 27th – September 16th

Morten went to Mozambique to continue his fieldwork.

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MEGA Seminar
12th - 14th August

Morten and Flora will be at the MEGA SEMINAR 2019 at Aarhus University to host debates and present their research.

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ECAS Conference
ECAS, June 2019

Anna Mazzolini will participate in an ECAS conference panel with Paul Jenkins and Vanessa Melo.

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MCU Retreat
Copenhagen, May 27-30.

Anna, Nikolai, Flora, Carla and Morten all spent 4 days together near Copenhagen to work and develop the project further.

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Utopian Urbanism Workshop
Copenhagen, May 10th 2019,

On May 10th Morten Nielsen hosted a full day workshop about utopian urbanism at the National Museum of Denmark. The goal of the workshop was to develop ideas about the concept Utopian Urbanism.

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Workshop on urban planning and urban architecture
National Museum of Denmark, 5 February 2019

Anna Mazzolini, Morten Nielsen, Nikolai Brandes and Flora Botelho participated in a Workshop on urban planning and urban architecture at the National Museum of Denmark.

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Workshop “Territorializing Urban Frontiers”
Oxford, at Wolfson College, April 8th to 10th.