Pierre Wenzel participated in the 9th European Conference on African Studies in Cologne, right before summer break in June 2023.
The conference on “African Futures” was the opportunity for Pierre to present some results from his ongoing fieldwork on construction sites in Dakar, Senegal. The panel he participated in was brought together by Armelle Choplin and Emilie Guitard on “The cities yet to come? Alternative Urban Futures in Africa”. Entitled “Planning on Pinterest, building in Dakar”, his presentation asked how social media are contributing to shaping the imaginaries and form of Dakar and participating in building the ordinary city of tomorrow.