Brook Teklehaimanot: Addis and its Urbanism

23 October 2012 / Acting Archives, Conversation

part I

part II

part III

Brook Teklehaimanot delivers a detailed technical presentation on the urban development of Addis Ababa from its beginnings in the 19th century up to the present day. After a series of maps that detail the growth patterns of the city, he then moves to a number of photographs of modern-day Addis Ababa that examine different social and urban issues. The discussion also focuses on the relationship between neoliberal capitalism and contemporary city growth.

Short biography

Brook Teklehaimanot, a professor in the chair of Architecture and Design at Addis Ababa University, is director of the EiABC protoLAB, a centre with interests in design and fabrication techniques and on the urban development of Addis Ababa.