CRC-TRR Public Lecture: Jessica Thorn & Gediminas Lesutis

Mon | May 8, 2023 | 14:15 – 17:45  CET

We are thrilled to be kicking-off the summer term 2023 of the Future Rural Africa Public Lectures Series with a double-header.

On 8th May we have two speakers who have done extensive research on development corridors in Subsaharan Africa, yet from different conceptual perspectives. The idea of this double session is to  discuss the meaning and impact of large infrastructure projects, and how they may be interpreted within different frameworks.

Jessica Thorn is a lecturer in sustainable development at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews. She is also an ARISE (African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence) fellow at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Namibia.

Gediminas Lesutis is an interdisciplinary scholar currently based at the University of Amsterdam. His work is at the intersection of global politics, social geography, and critical theory. It explores sociopolitical relations of capital, power, inequality, and resistance, and how they are contingently mediated across topographies of everyday life.

Jessica Thorn (University of St Andrews)

The impacts of development corridors in Africa

Gediminas Lesutis (University of Amsterdam)

Enduring colonial grammars of self: infrastructure, coloniality, ethnicity


University of Bonn, Department of Geography, Ü 8, Geozentrum

Meckenheimer Allee 176

53115 Bonn

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