PAST TALKS 2020

14 May 2020

Hölderlin and the Purple Words:
Translations on a Living Building

ANNA WILD
The Barlett School of Architecture



Postcolonial Logistics
ENI’s* “Disegno Africano” and the motel Agip of Dar es Salaam

GIULIA SCOTTO
Urban Studies, University of Basel


Motel and gas station Agip, Dar es Salaam. Photo: Tinelli
Source: ENI Historical Archive


This paper introduces the notion of “postcolonial logistics” as the theoretical framework of my ongoing phd dissertation on the supply chain expansion of the italian hydrocarbon agency ENI in early postcolonial Africa, the so-called “disegno Africano”. Furthermore, it explores the Motel Agip of Dar es Salaam, one of the case studies of the dissertation, as a logistic architecture in order to understand its genealogies, contexts, and performances in the Longue durée.

* Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi is the Italian National Hydrocarbon Agency



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