ETH Studio Basel, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (eds.)

Nairobi, Kenya

Migration Shaping the City

Nairobi, in its short history spanning just over one hundred years, has grown to be one of the most varied and international cities of our contemporary world. Migration has been shown as one of the key forces influencing the city. In the context of Nairobi’s complex colonial and postindependence political trajectory, migration has reinforced ethnic, spatial, and economic differences, leading to the formation of multiple power structures. This process is evident in the city’s radically different urban patterns. The book documents, along specific neighborhoods, how different cultures of urban life constitute the city today.

Author(s): Manuel Herz, Shadi Rahbaran
Edited by ETH Studio Basel. Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
Design: ETH Studio Basel, Integral Lars Müller

17,5 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in
176 pages, 211 illustrations
hardback
2014, 978-3-03778-375-7, English
24,00 €