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. doi:10.1080/20507828.2017.1292754

TitleMakutano Junction: A Village Soap Opera for Kenyan TV. An Interview with Producer and Mediae.org Director and Co-founder David Campbell
AuthorsStringer, B. and Campbell, D.
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Edward Glaeser exemplify narratives of global urbanization that portray rural villages as redundant and perpetuate outdated notions of urban–rural division.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.

JournalArchitecture and Culture
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 99-113
ISSN2050-7828
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscriptINTERVIEW WITH DAVID CAMPBELL.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/20507828.2017.1292754
Publication dates
Published online05 May 2017
Published05 May 2017

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