Episode 7: How OFF TO Magazine is Celebrating African Cities One Issue at a Time

October 05, 2021
Episode 7: How Off To Magazine is Celebrating African Cities One Issue at a Time | Urban Limitrophe | #offtomag #anafricancitystory

In this episode, I speak with Liz Gomis, about the inspiration and process of developing OFF TO Magazine. OFF TO Magazine is a bilingual, biannual magazine available online and through print, that explores African Cities through the eyes of local citizens.  Each issue centers around one African city and uses the experience of local journalists, writers, artists, architects, urban planners, historians, and more, to dispel some myths about the city and share why it is a region worth heading off to.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • how OFF TO Magazine lets the local citizens of each featured city guide the content of each issue,
  • common misconceptions about Africa and how they negatively shape the rest of the world's understanding of its various cities, regions and people,
  • why there needs to be a more holistic representation of African cities in popular media, 
  • how the magazine connects Africans across the diaspora, 
  • and much more!


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Acknowledgements

University of Toronto School of Cities

This episode is sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities and co-supported by the Department of Geography and Planning. The School of Cities "convenes urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just". To learn more about their work visit www.schoolofcities.utoronto.ca.

Glowreel

This episode is also sponsored by Glowreel. Glowreel is a weekly newsletter, curated by women of colour and delivered straight to inboxes every Monday. Glowreel is here to highlight the stories and achievements of BIPOC women. The aim is to empower and inspire BIPOC women to celebrate their wins, discuss important issues impacting BIPOC women, and to encourage anyone who identifies as a BIPOC woman to blaze their own trail!

The newsletter is easy to digest, with a little bit of sass thrown in! It includes a:

  • weekly news round up of the stories you need to know - we cover business, beauty, politics, sports, entertainment and everything in between.
  • feature of a BIPOC woman or women who is making waves in her community - no matter what size that wave is!
  • deep-dive on a BIPOC woman in history who broke down barriers for the rest of us.
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Episode 6: How the Mmofra Foundation is Designing Playful and Child-Friendly Cities in Ghana

August 04, 2021
Episode 6: How the Mmofra Foundation is Designing Playful and Child-Friendly Cities in Ghana | Urban Limitrophe | #playfulcities #childfriendlycities #urbanchildhoods

In this episode, I discuss urban play spaces and child-friendly cities with Amowi Phillips from the Mmofra Foundation. The Mmofra Foundation is a non-profit based out of Accra, Ghana that transforms urban spaces and urban green spaces into creative labs where children and youth can play and learn while being exposed to art, culture, and nature. 

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • how the organization uses creative placemaking and urban design to transform their Mmofra Place Park into an outdoor play and learning lab,
  • the highlights and challenges of implementing play spaces in Accra's marketplaces,
  • what a child-friendly/youth-friendly space looks, 
  • how the Mmofra Foundation is collaborating with other play experts across the continent to develop an Africa Play Network, 
  • and much more!


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You can listen to the podcast on Spotify Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | Apple Podcasts 

This episode is sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities. The School of Cities "convenes urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just". To learn more about their work visit www.schoolofcities.utoronto.ca.

Urban Limitrophe is Now Sponsored by the University of Toronto's School of Cities

August 01, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that the Urban Limitrophe podcast is now sponsored by the University of Toronto's School of Cities!

The School of Cities vision is to become a "world-leading centre for innovative interdisciplinary urban research, education and engagement. It is where diverse communities will come together to spark new insights and design creative ways for cities and their citizens to thrive."

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Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in to catch interviews with various guests!

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