You’ve got to see Olutimehin Adegbeye’s ‘Who belongs in a city?’

OluTimehin Adegbeye at TEDGlobal 2017 - Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts - August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

For 12 spellbinding minutes Olutimehin Adegbeye gave one of the most captivating speeches so far on cities and communities and who gets to belong there.

If you have not seen this video we suggest you do so now. It’s time Africa begins to think of how to improve her slums and shanties without hurting the people living there.

Read the excerpts.

The conditions that cause us to define certain neighbourhoods as slums can be effectively improved, but not without recognizing the humanity and the agency of the people living in them. 

On our reaction to the suffering of others 

You can watch the full video below.

 

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