talks + presentations

Paper Presentations

2019 “Theorizing from Black Global Souths: Young People’s Space-making Practices in Accra, Ghana.” Frontiers of the Urban: Thinking Concepts and Practices Globally (University College London)

2019 “Young People’s Embodied Experiences of Public Space: Learning from Everyday Life in Nima.” Ghana Studies Association Triennial Conference (University of Ghana)

2018 Roundtable: “Margins.” Speculative Infrastructures and Cities-in-the-Making Workshop (University of Sheffield)

2018 “Building a Decolonial Feminist Research Framework.”Sheffield School of Architecture Manifesto/s PhD Conference (University of Sheffield) 

2018 “Making Way for ‘Modern’ Markets: Street Vendor Exclusion in Local Planning in Kumasi, Ghana.” African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference (University of Cape Town)

2017 “Appropriation as Spatial Practice: Learnings from Everyday Life.”
The Politics and Practices of DIY Urbanism in African Cities Workshop (Nordic Africa Institute) 

2017 Roundtable: “Open City: Conversation on Inclusion and Exclusion in African Cities” European Conference on African Studies (University of Basel)

2016 Plenary: “Financing Informal Settlement/Slum Upgrading for Sustainable Livelihoods and Inclusive Economic Growth” Habitat III Meeting on Informal Settlements (Pretoria, South Africa)

2014 “Making Social Spaces: Exploring Everyday Life in Accra, Ghana.”
A Roadmap Towards Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region (American University of Beirut)

Public Talks & Exhibitions

2020 “Race and Modern Architecture.” Architecture Foundation Book Week. Online event

2019 Nima Space Artists Community Event (Site-Specific Street Exhibition, Storytelling, Play). Accra, Ghana

2018 “Other City Narratives.” The Sooner Now. Berlin, Germany 

2018 “Talk About Change: Writing As Resistance” Festival of the Mind, Sheffield, UK 

2017 “More Aphrike #6 Shifting Spaces: Accra, Ghana” Salon. M.Bassy. Hamburg, Germany 

2017 Akwaaba Photo: Youth Photography Exhibition. Jamestown Cafe, Accra, Ghana

2014 Children’s Pop-Up Play Space. Chale Wote Street Art Festival. Accra, Ghana