Speakers tagged: ACC

Dr. Jenny Fatou Mbaye

Jenny F. Mbaye is a postdoctoral research fellow at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include urban creativity, cultural development and entrepreneurship, cultural labour and creative work, practice and policy of cultural production in Africa. Her focus is on the Francophone West African fields of urban music. She holds a PhD in Human Geography (LSE, 2011), a Graduate Diploma in Management of Cultural Organisations (HEC-Montreal, 2006), an MSc in International Studies specialised in Ethnomusicology (University of Montreal, 2005), and a BA in Sociology (Concordia University, 2003).                                                                                                      Twitter: @JennyFatouMbaye

Rike Sitas

Rike Sitas spends her time exploring and experimenting at the intersection of urban studies and creative action. She is currently based primarily at the African Centre for Cities as a researcher focusing on public culture and densification, but is also the co-founder of dala, an interdisciplinary network of creative practitioners that believe in the transformative role of public creativity. Her research interests revolve around the intersection of public space and cultural action and she has been involved in a number of solo and collaborative art exhibitions, performances and projects that explore this nexus locally and internationally. Twitter: @rikesitas