The City that Prays: How Religious Practices Affect the City

In recent years, religion has noticeably morphed and expanded in tandem with rapid urbanisation in developing cities. The prevalence and pervasiveness of various expressions of worship culture is shaping the urban experience and informing urban habits. In direct correlation to this, religious organisations are wielding more and more political, economic, and socio-cultural influence. This increasing… Continue reading>

A Proud, Free and All But Forgotten Nigeria

On September 26, 1960, the US-weekly LIFE Magazine published an exclusive report on Nigeria as a prelude to its imminent uncoupling from colonial Britain. In the 15-page photoessay that followed, the Nigerian ensemble appears in full-page colour images – its people, institutions and budding industries matched with succinct, stylized captions. The report unveiled a visual… Continue reading>