Slum Fictions: De-delimiting Place in Nairobi

Jun 23, 2010

The condition of the slum is arguably more closely linked to notions of non-place as a vessel for social mobility, yet it is most often identified and discussed as a physical ‘place’ with definitive geographical boundaries and hard urban edges. This essay examines the use of ‘place’ in the context of the rapidly urbanizing world, and particularly in Nairobi.

David T. Fortin (Montana State University)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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