This text summarizes an ongoing research project focussing on how to understand African city evolution in a
globalized context. We aim to redefine the approach of understanding a diversity of changes. This project intends
to develop an alternative analytical approach to thinking differently about city identity and the city centre. Based on
ongoing field research in Cotonou (Benin-West Africa), we argue that an audiovisual approach can be an
instrument to rediscover the city. Moving from the particular case of Cotonou, our multimedia construct, ‘Territories
in Motion’, seeks to suggest a framework through which to explore the city using our audiovisual approach, and
propose the practical utilization of this construct.