Nordic Researcher (Sweden) at NAI from March 2010
Subject areas: Urban planning and development; regimes of governmentality; power relations in colonial and post-colonial urban Africa.
Geographical areas: Uganda, Namibia
Tel: +46 18 471 52 53 (direct)
Urban imaginaries and socio-economic exclusion
Together with Ilda Lindell '(Affiliated Researcher' since 2012) and Mats Utas
PhD in Human Geography from Stockholm University. BA in Human Geography from Stockholm University.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
"History...can be very infected, but also to what degree should one try and erase history? That's one aspect which has been very prevalent in many different former colonial contexts," says NAI researcher Andrew Byerley, organizer of the panel “Contesting, Re-Working and Re-Representing Authoritarian Colonial Architectures of Power”.
Andrew's blog can be found here: http://andrewbyerley.
Africa has long been imagined as a laboratory by Western political and scientific institutions, first through late-colonial policies and later by western financial institutions and development agencies. The notion of Africa as wild, impeded or flawed object in need of externally driven renewal and corrective (re-)production is an enduring trope that continues to beget diagnostic appraisals.
Click below to read the full article by Andrew Byerley, researcher within the Urban Cluster at the Nordic Africa Institute (pdf opens in new window).