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Another Day of Life: Spatial Practices and Arbitrary Detentions in Luanda, Angola

Another Day of Life: Spatial Practices and Arbitrary Detentions in Luanda, Angola In March 2013, the Angolan National Police arbitrarily and illegally detained four people in the capital city of Luanda during the course of an eviction and demolition. Two of them were Angolan nationals and the other two were foreign researchers duly authorized to remain in Angolan territory. Putting to use an unpublished report made for local media outlets, this article contextualizes and describes these events in order to provide an explicitly non-scholarly account of the risks, perils and hazards faced by spatial research practitioners in such a context, with the aim of allowing for reflection on the articulations between architecture, activism and urban politics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Another Day of Life: Spatial Practices and Arbitrary Detentions in Luanda, Angola

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (1): 14 – Mar 1, 2014

Another Day of Life: Spatial Practices and Arbitrary Detentions in Luanda, Angola

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (1): 14 – Mar 1, 2014

Abstract

In March 2013, the Angolan National Police arbitrarily and illegally detained four people in the capital city of Luanda during the course of an eviction and demolition. Two of them were Angolan nationals and the other two were foreign researchers duly authorized to remain in Angolan territory. Putting to use an unpublished report made for local media outlets, this article contextualizes and describes these events in order to provide an explicitly non-scholarly account of the risks, perils and hazards faced by spatial research practitioners in such a context, with the aim of allowing for reflection on the articulations between architecture, activism and urban politics.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.2752/175145214X13796096691643
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Abstract

In March 2013, the Angolan National Police arbitrarily and illegally detained four people in the capital city of Luanda during the course of an eviction and demolition. Two of them were Angolan nationals and the other two were foreign researchers duly authorized to remain in Angolan territory. Putting to use an unpublished report made for local media outlets, this article contextualizes and describes these events in order to provide an explicitly non-scholarly account of the risks, perils and hazards faced by spatial research practitioners in such a context, with the aim of allowing for reflection on the articulations between architecture, activism and urban politics.

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 2014

Keywords: police action; evictions; Luanda; Angola

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