With Jochen Becker (DE), Daniel Kötter (DE)
Roads and rail tracks for the copper transport from Eastern Congo to Zambia, African trading centres in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, the huge Alaba Market in Lagos, the Chinese malls around Johannesburg – over the past few decades, the People’s Republic of China, bypassing Europe, has forged numerous economic and cultural alliances with countries on the African continent. The “Chinafrika. Under Construction” pop-up exhibition presents films, art works and discursive pieces at Haus der Architektur, together with selections from the multi-year “Chinafrika” project’s collection of materials, workshops and website. In the view of an impressive overview of urban phenomena in emerging societies, raises the question about Europe’s role and position in Chinafrika?