Research on urban planning issues and new developments in Ethiopia

Yen Duong, Vietnam

Yen focused her residency on research and documentation on the effects of China’s investment on Ethiopia’s urban landscape and economic development, examining in particular the rapid industrial transformation of the economy and how these changes have affected different social groups and communities and changed the city’s social fabric. She put on a photo exhibit of her work on urban transformation and displacement in Addis Ababa and organized, along with Vincent Rumahloine, a dialogue session on ethics in documentation with journalists and artists in the city.

Yen was hosted by Addis Standard, Ethiopia

Addis Standard is a private, English language magazine with a focus on current socio-political and socio-economic news stories in both domestic and international affairs. After having suspended its popular print issue in 2016, the team of Addis Standard has successfully developed its online presence as a state-of-the-art platform for the distribution of relevant news and informed commentary to its audience worldwide.