The African mobilities exhibition has startd this Thursday at the ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM in Munich, with the aim of showing until 19th of August how architects, city planners and other social scientists can contribute to the transformation of African cities which were used as sites of refuge.

Speaking to the journalists at the ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, the South African Curator MPHO MATSIPA from the University of the WITWATERSRAND said that through the works of these professionals, local and international citizens will be able to see how African migration can be used as a challenge and opportunity for rethinking architecture and urban planning.

She said “the time has come to look into architectural forms which respond to these supposedly set structures which are currently changing in infrastructure and rapidly expanding interactions in digital technologies.” Adding that architects were not involved much.

Earlier, the Director of Architecture Museum, ANDRES LEPIK told that the exhibition explores how architecture respondents to the complexities of migration and the circulation of people, ideas, and resources both in physical space and in imagination.

Apart from the works of architects, city planners, graphic novels, films and audiobooks, the exhibition will have a conference with a theme of MUNICH EXCHANGE and other exchanging ideas talks.

African Mobilities is a collaboration between the Architekturmuseum der TU MUNCHEN in the PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE and the University of the Witwatersrand and supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.