Sven Johannesen



Born in 1986, Sven is a reporter and video journalist, with a Bachelor in Geography from Roskilde University. Has been writing about growth narratives from Ethiopia and covering life conditions for migrant workers in China.

Funded projects

Building Urban Resilience

Through the case studies of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, this investigation looks behind the newly hyped phrase of 'resilience', and focuses on some of the dilemmas in different development strategies that aim to build resilience.

Slum No More

Slum No More describes the clash between local authorities wishing to upgrade an overcrowded slum into a modern neighborhood and the slum dwellers' hope for affordable housing

East African Trucker

This project sheds light on the struggle for and the promise of East African prosperity seen through the eyes of a trucker.