Publications

Doctoral Thesis
Chukwuemeka C.V. (2022). Emergent Spatialities in Urban Africa: Case Study of Onitsha Markets in Nigeria. Doctoral Thesis. Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Book Chapter (peer reviewed)
Chukwuemeka, C.V., Gantois, G., Scheerlinck, K., Onyegiri, I., Schoonjans, Y. (2019). Embodying local identity as heritage in transition: The case study of Onitsha markets, Nigeria. In: K. Fouseki, T. Sneve Guttormsen, G. Swensen (Eds.), Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations, (55-65). London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429462894
Conference Proceeding (peer reviewed)
Chukwuemeka, C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y. (2017). Collective Spaces of Informal and Formal Markets as Drivers of Self- Organization Processes of Urban Growth in Emerging Cities: Learning from Onitsha, Nigeria. In: PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces, (51-72). Presented at the PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 May 2017-26 May 2017. http://humancities.eu/story/public-space-for-local-life/
2021 Working Paper Series
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021a) Urban Markets as Infrastructures of Exchanges and Material Flows. Forthcoming.
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021b) Critique of Informality and Development in Urban Africa. Forthcoming.
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021c) Critique of Permanence and Linearities in Urban Africa. Forthcoming.
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021d) Emergent Spatialities Project: Towards Alternative Frameworks and Tools for Architecture, Urban Design, and Planning in Urban Africa. Forthcoming.
Recent Talks / Seminars
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2022) Urban Markets as Infrastructures of Exchanges and Material Flows. Topics in the Formal Analysis of the Urban Structure: Environmental Challenges of Urban Sprawl Seminar. School of Architecture, Princeton University, USA. 06 April, 2022.
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021) Critique of Informality and Development in Urban Africa: Insights from Onitsha Markets in Nigeria. Program in African Studies Research Workshop — Fall 2021. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University, USA. 01 December, 2021.
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021) Urban Markets, Emergent Spatialities and Interdisciplinarity: Insights from Onitsha Markets in Nigeria. Interdisciplinary Design Studio Seminar Series. School of Architecture, Princeton University, USA. 07 October, 2021.
Chukwuemeka, C.V. (2021) Re-framing Spatialities in the African City: Insights from Onitsha in Nigeria. Princeton-Mellon Forum. School of Architecture, Princeton University, USA. 29 September, 2021.
Selected Conference Abstracts/Presentations/Posters
Chukwuemeka C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y., Onyegiri, I. (2019). Forms of Collective Adaptations within Emerging Markets: Insights from Onitsha, Nigeria. SHARELAND Doctoral Colloquium ONA Oerlikon, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. 06 April, 2019
Chukwuemeka C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y., Onyegiri, I. (2019). Development in Informality: Insights from Collective Spaces of Onitsha Markets in Nigeria. AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE CONFERENCE +12 Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, Netherlands. 27-29 March, 2019
Chukwuemeka C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y., Onyegiri, I. (2018). Rights to Collective Spaces and Territorial Appropriations in Self-Organized Wealth: Case of Onitsha Markets, Nigeria. CITY STREET – 3 International Conference, Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU), Beirut, Lebanon. 31 October – 03 November, 2018
Chukwuemeka C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y., Onyegiri, I. (2018). Informality Through the Local’s Eyes: Why Informality? Rethinking the Informal/Formal Misnomer – Case of Onitsha Markets, Nigeria. THROUGH LOCAL EYES International Conference. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. 29-31 October, 2018
Scheerlinck, K., Paracchini, M., De Schryver, A., Chukwuemeka, C. V., Teklegiorgis, Y., Feleke, A., Vandenbergh, M., Ahmed, O. (2018). Streetscape Territories: On Site Research & Real-Life Strategies for Merkato, Addis Ababa. In: https:// http://www.conferenceaddis2018.com. THROUGH LOCAL EYES International Conference. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. 29-31 October, 2018
Chukwuemeka, C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y., Onyegiri, I. (2017). Understanding the Use of Collective Spaces of Informal and Formal Market Spaces as Emergent Infrastructure: Possibilities and Constraints – the Case of Onitsha Markets, Nigeria. II International Conference on AFRICAN URBAN PLANNING. Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal. 7 – 8 September 2017
Chukwuemeka, C.V., Scheerlinck, K., Schoonjans, Y., Onyegiri, I.(2017). Reading Collective Spaces and Structures of Spatial Autonomy in Self-Organized Wealth; Possibilities and Constraints – the case of Onitsha Markets, Nigeria. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017. Decolonizing Geographical Knowledges: Opening Geography Out to the World. “Financial Geographies: Trade, Retail and Markets” RGS-IBG, London, UK. 29 August – 01 September 2017
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