Marco Di Nunzio, Urban Age Research Officer at LSE Cities, will chair the first in a series of research seminar series hosted by LSE Cities. The Urban Africa Seminar will take place at 4pm on 23 November 2017 at the London School of Economics. Wendy Willems, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE will speak on “‘The politics of things’: digital media, urban space and the materiality of civic engagement”. Drawing on research carried out in Lusaka during the 2011 and 2016 Zambian elections, this paper proposes a material, mobile and spatial approach to political communication. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.