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African Workplaces Photo Exhibition

April 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - April 30, 2022 @ 8:30 pm

‘African Workplaces’ is a photographic exhibition, put together by the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) and the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nairobi). It brings together social science researchers and photographers in a collective reflection on working class labour in Africa as opposed to reflections on unemployment and informal sector. Through 46 portraits, they attempt to capture and explore daily-life at work in urban centres, horticultural greenhouses, solar factories, bottling plants, plantations, streets and more intimate domestic spaces in Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Comoros, focusing on the subject of labour and workers’ social realities. The exhibition is divided into three sections including urban trade, plantation work from harvesting to processing, and industrialization. A panel discussion on ‘African Workplaces and Labour’ will be moderated by Francesca di Matteo, Deputy Director of IFRA-Nairobi.  The panelists include:

  • Jacqueline Kamau, Central Organization of Trade Unions – Kenya (COTU-K)
  • Jackson Kago, Lecturer in the Department of Spatial Planning and Urban Management, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Kenyatta University
  • Chloé Josse-Durand, Political scientist and researcher
  • Donwilson Odhiambo, Photographer

Event Details

Date: April 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - April 30, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm