Makutano Junction: A Village Soap Opera for Kenyan TV. An Interview with Producer and Mediae.org Director and Co-founder David Campbell

Stringer, B. and Campbell, D. (2017) Makutano Junction: A Village Soap Opera for Kenyan TV. An Interview with Producer and Mediae.org Director and Co-founder David Campbell. Architecture and Culture, 5 (1). pp. 99-113. ISSN 2050-7828

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Abstract

In this article comments by politician Boris Johnson and economist Edward Glaeser exemplify narratives of global urbanization that portray rural villages as redundant and perpetuate outdated notions of urban–rural division. Simultaneously, traditional urban–rural dialectics are distorted by divisive new urban projects like gated communities styled as villages. This paper argues for development models that acknowledge the vital environmental and economic roles played by rural villages, and opposes artificially created “villages” in cities. In so doing, alternative readings of rurality and villages by Rem Koolhaas, Brazilian land reformers, Mahatma Gandhi, and critics of contemporary Indian literature and urbanism are considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:30
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/19217

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