Prof. Kareithi

Prof. Joram Kareithi, Spokesperson and Principal Investigator, Research Section, Mobilities

In this Research Section(RS), African indigenous knowledge, ideas and things including material culture and technologies will be researched, shared, debated in workshops and explained within the global schemata of knowledges and their usefulness. One outcome will be to explain why African knowledges and technologies are always deemed immobile thus uncommon globally. Traditional African mobilities aimed at exchanging goods, wealth, marriage and quest for subsistence. Today, (in)voluntary mobilities relate to income generation, employment and work but also there are forced mobilities of people, their cultures and behaviours and their experiences. This RS will research and map these mobility patterns, to explain how they fit in universal forms of mobilities and into knowledges of mobility studies