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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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Johannes Hossfeld worked as a film producer in Cologne, Germany. Thereafter he studied Philosophy, Literature Studies, Art History, Film and Theatre Studies in Cologne, Rome and Bologna, Italy, and worked on a research project on Art and Film Theory. From 2007 to September 2013 he was the director of Goethe-Institut Kenya.

Selected Bibliography:
Vierke, U.; Hossfeld, J. (eds) (2009): António Ole – Hidden Pages, Stolen Bodies. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag.
Heidkamp, P.; Hossfeld, J.; Stihl, J. (2010): Learning from Nairobi – Mobility: A Cultural Library Project. Collogne: Fachhochschule Köln.
Hopkins, S.; Hossfeld, J. (2011): Sam Hopkins (Contact Zones #2). Nairobi: Goethe-Institut Kenya & Native Intelligence.
Hossfeld, J. (ed) (2012): Mwangalio Tofauti - Nine Photographers from Kenya (Contact Zones #5). Nairobi: Goethe-Institut Kenya & Native Intelligence.
Hossfeld, J.; Lukas, F. (eds) (2012): Ananias Léki Dago - mabati (Contact Zones #6). Nairobi: Goethe-Institut Kenya & Native Intelligence.

Johannes Hossfeld & TEN CITIES:
Johannes Hossfeld is responsible for the project direction of TEN CITIES, the conceptual side of the project and the concept of the research module. Together with Florian Sievers and Joyce Nyairo he is editing the book project. He is going to write the essay on the framework of the research project.
Sabine Bretz