The course will offer insights into the emergence, establishment and defies of various technological orders, and technologies themselves, that are meant to connect Africa – both within and with the outside. The overall framework of the course departs from the claim that socio-technological orders created and enacted around objects, such as roads, cables, money are cultural constructions. Within this frame the course will first provide a theoretical background to the topic and then through 10 classes discuss specific cases of interactions between the technology and its users, with focus on the changing socio-economic relations. Rather than offering simple answers, the aim of the course is to allow for critical thinking and discussions.


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