Kampala, Uganda / Munich, Germany
Doreen Adengo, Nina Peters
Dr. William Monteith (Queen Mary University of London), Randi Karanzi (Cambridge University) Joel Ongwech (City Hub Media), Dave Mugerwa (City Hub Media), Zaheer Cassim (One Way Up productions) and Hakimu Sseviriiri (Urban Action Lab, Makerere University)
2017 - 2018
The global Kitenge trade provides a window into the connections and contributions that African migrants are making in the world. Combining photography, film, cartography, and architecture, this project explored the ways in which Congolese traders and tailors are transforming the social, economic, and built environment in Kampala, Uganda, while forging connections to places much further afield. Working at multiple scales, we considered the impact of the kitenge trade at the global, regional, city, and neighborhood levels, with a focus on the 3x3–meter shop units that connect Congolese refugees to the global fashion industry.