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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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© Angela Mingas

Angela Mingas, Architect and Writer, is a Specialist in Anthropology (Urban Semiotics). She obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. in Architectural Heritage. Mingas completed various trainings in Education, Architecture and Anthropology at several institutions, including the Instituto Técnico Profissional de Educaçao in Angola, Escola de Belas Artes de Lisboa, Universidade Técnica and University of Oporto in Portugal and the Wimbledon School of English in England. She is the Founder and coordinator of the School of Architecture and the Department for Applied Studies of Art, Architecture, Design and Urbanism and presently Director of the CEIC ARQUITECTURA (Reaserch Center of Architecture) at the University of Lusíada Angola. She is a Professor of Anthropology since 2003. Since its foundation in 2006 she is the Curator of the only Forum of Architecture in Angola. Apart from that she is working as a Consultant to the Council of Ministers since 2009. She participated in the Master Plan for Cabinda at the Universidade Lusíada de Angola and was part of the Angolan Pavilion at the Expo in 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain.

Angela Mingas & TEN CITIES
Angela Mingas is participating in the TEN CITIES research part. Therefore she works together with Marissa Moorman to write down the history of club music in Luanda and the history of the public spheres that have been formed around club music for the last 50 years. In April 2013 she took part in the TEN CITIES writers conference in Nairobi.

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