Title: Invisible urbanism in Africa
Other Titles: Vyjayanthi Rao in conversation with Filip De Boeck and Abdoumaliq Simone
Authors: Rao, Vyjayanthi ×
De Boeck, Filip
Simone, Abdoumaliq #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Schools of Architecture & Design, Yale University
Series Title: Perspecta vol:39 pages:78-91
Abstract: For this conversation, we take as our point of departure the multiple uses deriving from the latin root 'capitalis' (chief, principal, in the sense of sovereign power) which is both the root of capital as well as of 'capitellum', meaning 'small head', or the top of the column in the architectural sense. by juxtaposing these multiple uses, we enter into a contradiction: we are speaking both about the sense of fixing, of the vanguard, of that which tops off and shows off the solidity of the architecture as well as that which circulates and controls the expression of sovereign power in the political sense, insofar as it is able to circulate.
ISSN: 0079-0958
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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