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Welcome to African-European Narratives!

Sharing stories … uncovers the diversity of Europe and the potential of the intercultural dialogue within it.

Your story matters … to make sense of African-European memories, present experiences and identities;

to raise awareness of Europe’s colonial past and foster a real post-colonial present.

Participate as co-author …

in this collective work and research

It may take only a few minutes …

to share an inspirational story!


18.02.2019 | por martalanca | Africa, African-European Narratives

Colonial and postcolonial landscapes

The infrastructure of the colonial territories obeyed the logic of economic exploitation, territorial domain and commercial dynamics among others that left deep marks in the constructed landscape. The rationales applied to the decisions behind the construction of infrastructures varied according to the historical period, the political model of colonial administration and the international conjuncture.​

This congress seeks to bring to the knowledge of the scientific community the dynamics of occupation of colonial territory, especially those involving agents related to architecture and urbanism and its repercussions in the same territories as independent countries.

It is hoped to address issues such as how colonial infrastructure has conditioned the current development models of the new countries or what options taken by colonial administrations have been abandoned or otherwise strengthened after independence.​

The congress is part of the ongoing research project entitled “Coast to Coast - Late Portuguese Infrastructural Development in Continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique): Critical and Historical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment” funded by ‘Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia’ (FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology), which has as partner the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG).​

The aim of this congress is to extend the debate on the repercussions of the decisions taken by the colonial states in the area of ​​territorial infrastructures - in particular through the disciplines of architecture and urbanism - in post-independence development models and the formation of new countries with colonial past.

see programme 

11.01.2019 | por martalanca | Africa, arquitectura, colononial, pós colonial, seminário

"Sexual and Reproductive Rights: conflicting narratives and the future of Gender in Africa"

ECAS 2019, Panel Anth23 The panel is convened by Ricardo Falcão and Clara Carvalho.
“In Africa public discourses, by authority figures like politicians and religious leaders, concerning gender often refer to moral identities rooted in sociocultural beliefs and religion. At the same time, human rights concerning sexuality and reproduction, are sometimes frowned upon as tokens of westernisation. These regimes of representation and public performances invoking social norms and african identities, are political tools. And even if gender cannot be adopted uncritically in african contexts, without the risk of misrepresenting important social dynamics, such as seniority (Oyewumi), efforts to downplay its importance as a descriptive tool do more for conservative, nativist agendas, and power dynamics associated with violence and inequality, than for human rights, a language that is not the language most people use to describe their problems.However, activisms for sexual citizenship and gender often work precisely on discursive levels (but not only) to convey new languages to people in order for rights to be claimed. By creating new spaces for debate activisms help deconstruct normativity as the only narrative and generate new forms of social commentary oriented towards better informed decisions for individuals, even if in their lives structural constraints remain a reality. Technology also helps boost this approach by expanding outreach, registering, giving more visibility.In this panel we welcome scholars to rethink gender as an analytical tool from a decolonial, decentered, pluralist, critical perspective by taking into account current activisms in gender in areas such as GBV, sexual violence, FGM/C, education, alongside discourses opposing social change and invoking social norms.

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07.01.2019 | por martalanca | Africa, gender

Innovation, Invention and Memory in Africa - CHAM International conference in Lisbon, 17-20 July 2019

CHAM is proud to announce the organisation of its IV International Conference on  Innovation, Invention and Memory in Africa. Following very successful previous editions we are now focusing on Africa, its heritage, challenges and achievements. 

As a leading centre in the Humanities, CHAM aims in this edition to foster the presentation and discussion of multiple disciplinary approaches and contributions to the understanding of cultural, literary, historical, social, educational, artistic, ecological, and political landscapes in Africa. The conference will bring together students, academics, policymakers, community leaders, artists. It will promote a broad disciplinary approach to African Studies and a dynamic forum for discussion and knowledge production. A particular attention will be dedicated to the importance of future leaderships and to the role of young policymakers, researchers and artists. 

Call for panels: 5 July 2018 - 16 October 2018

Call for papers & posters: 1 November 2018 - 5 Feb 2019
Early bird registration: 14 March 2019 - 18 April 2019


Paul Gilroy (Professor of American and English Literature, King’s College London)

Read more about the conference concept

Please note that the working language of the conference is English. Presentations may be delivered in Portuguese, although proposals (titles/abstracts) should be presented in English, and consideration given to the global audience.

03.08.2018 | por martalanca | Africa, CHAM, Conference

Re-Lembrar | Re-Membering | MAPUTO

O ponto de partida da exposição internacional Re-Lembrar (Mystery of Foreign Affairs) é uma reflexão sobre a vida entre culturas diferentes de vinte mil trabalhadores moçambicanos que trabalharam e moraram na República Democrática Alemã. Contudo, o projeto almeja também, de forma mais abrangente, contribuir para uma reflexão sobre as relações entre Europa e África, no passado e no presente.

A primeira parte da exposição decorreu em vários lugares da cidade de Schwerin, na Alemanha, entre setembro e novembro de 2017, com a participação de artistas de Moçambique, Angola, África do Sul e Alemanha. Nesta exposição, as obras de artistas como Dito Tembe, Iris Buchholz Chocolate e Katrin Michel abordam a temática das relações de intercâmbio da República Democrática da Alemanha com trabalhadores moçambicanos, conhecidos como Madgermans. Por seu turno, as obras de artistas como Matias Ntundo ou Gemuce proporcionam uma revisitação do passado colonial, enquanto os trabalhos de Edson Chagas e Zanele Muholi representam a presença e a questão de estereótipos e atribuições culturais no mundo atual.

A segunda parte da exposição decorre em dois espaços da cidade de Maputo, no Camões – Centro Cultural Português e na Fortaleza de Maputo, e estará patente entre 14 de junho e 27 de julho de 2018. Em Maputo, a exposição passa a incluir dois trabalhos sobre a Namíbia: Towards Memory, de Katrin Winkler, um projeto de vídeo e pesquisa que surgiu de uma colaboração com mulheres da Namíbia que foram enviadas em crianças para a RDA em 1979, aquando da luta da libertação e anti-apartheid no seu país. O segundo trabalho é intitulado Namibia Today, de Laura Horelli, e recorda a edição do jornal homónimo impresso na então RDA.

Em Maputo, são ainda apresentadas obras de Jorge Dias, Maimuna Adam, Gemuce, Dito Tembe, Luís Santos, Matias Ntundo, Iris Buchholz Chocolate, Edson Chagas e Katrin Michel. Através de diferentes meios, da instalação à pintura, passando pela escultura e vídeo, a exposição pretende contribuir para um trabalho de memória sobre o passado comum, bem como para uma reflexão sobre as relações atuais entre África e Europa.

20.07.2018 | por martalanca | Africa, african art, african artist, Art, Book art, Book objects, Conceptual art, contemporary art, diáspora, exhibitions, Found Objects, freedom, Installation, Maputo, migration, mozambique, post colonial

África, os quatro rios, de António Pinto Ribeiro

22.05.2017 | por martalanca | Africa, antónio pinto ribeiro, livro

Africa is / in The Future I Bruxelles 19.05 > 20.05.2017

Deux journées interdisciplinaires qui portent un regard nouveau et décomplexé sur l’Afrique et sa diaspora.

 PointCulture Bruxelles, rue Royale 145 I  Cinéma Nova, rue d’Arenberg 3                    VENDREDI 19 MAI

  • 15h-16h : Fabio Vanin “African future urban challenges : Luanda and Nairobi” (PointCulture Bruxelles)
  • 16h30-17h30 : Rebel Up ! et NGHE “Afrika Sound” (PointCulture Bruxelles)
  • 18h-19h : Performance OZFERTI (PointCulture Bruxelles)
  • 20h : Projection « Kin Kiesse » et « Kingelez » (Cinéma Nova)
  • 22h : Projection « The Tower » (Cinéma Nova)


  • 14h-15h : Pascale Obolo et Gato Preto « L’afrofuturisme, terrain d’expérimentation esthétique ou outil de déconstruction et d’émancipation ? » (PointCulture Bruxelles - en français/ anglais)
  • 15h30-16h30 : Oulimata Gueye « La science-fiction, une technique d’adaptation » (PointCulture Bruxelles)
  • 17h-18h : Jean-Christophe Servant « L’Afrique, entre futur et avenir » (PointCulture Bruxelles)
  • 19h30 : Table d’hôtes et microboutiek (Cinéma Nova)
  • 20h : Projection « I love kuduro » et « Woza taxi » (Cinéma Nova)
  • 22h : Concert Gato Preto (Cinéma Nova)
  • 00h00 : Rebel Up djset (Cinéma Nova)



·         15h00 – 16h00 Conférence “African future urban challenges : Luanda and Nairobi” de Fabio Vanin

Quels sont les défis environnementaux et sociaux auxquels les villes de Luanda et Nairobi sont confrontées ? Comment ces deux villes traitent l’idée d’avenir ? Comment les arts et l’utilisation de différents récits nous projettent vers le futur ?

Fabio Vanin est professeur d’urbanisme paysager à la VUB et cofondateur et directeur de LATITUDE Platform for Urban Research and Design. Ses recherches actuelles portent sur les menaces environnementales dans les zones urbaines, en particulier sur l’eau, et sur les modèles urbains émergents en fonction des problèmes de sécurité. Il a également un fort intérêt dans la recherche de la croissance des villes africaines, en particulier dans les pays lusophones.

·         16h30 – 17h30 Conférence “Afrika Sound ” de Rebel Up ! + Médiathèque NGHE

Rebel Up! & la NGHE Mediatheque proposent un voyage personnel et subjectif à travers les sons, ceux du passé et ceux de la musique électronique contemporaine en constante évolution, issus d’Afrique et de la diaspora. À partir de leur expérience et de leur travail singulier, Ils esquisseront les contours de plusieurs mouvements, styles, labels musicaux et autres manifestations culturelles de l’ère numérique, aidés d’une sélection de musiques et de vidéos YouTube. Attendez-vous à une session passionnée alliant faits musicaux et histoires personnelles à une énergie débordante.

NGHE est un espace de découverte et de partage de la musique localisé à Molenbeek. Sous forme d’une médiathèque subjective et ouverte à tous, nous voulons mettre en valeur la singularité musicale de certaines régions du monde et promouvoir le réseaux des labels indépendants.

Rebel Up ! est un collectif bruxellois diffusant des sons innovants, il s’est rapidement imposé comme expert en musique « du monde » folk et urban et en culture alternative globale. En 2010, Rebel Up! insuffle son concept « global » dans la vie culturelle bruxelloise à travers soirées, concerts et festivals.

·         18h00 - 19h00 Performance OZFERTI

Début 2016, après des mois de recherches graphiques et musicales, Florian Doucet se lance en solo et crée OZFERTI son alias venu de la planète NUBIA NOVA. En Mars 2016, il sort l’album ADDIS ABOUMBAP, un mélange envoûtant de Tezeta Ethiopien et de Beats Electronique. Suivrons les albums AFROGRIME vol.I & vol.II, mashups où la puissance de l’Afrobeat Nigérian rencontre le fracas du Grime Britanique. Ozferti accompagne son live de projections vidéo où s’entremêlent les images des légendes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et des motifs géométriques psychédéliques.


·         20h : Projection « Kin Kiesse » et « Kingelez » (Cinéma Nova)

> Kin Kiesse

Mwezé Ngangura, 1983, CD, 16mm, vo ang st fr, 28’

Ce film “classique” réalisé par Mweze Ngangura, considéré comme le père du cinéma congolais, est un portrait de “Kin la belle quand elle était encore capitale du Zaïre. Tourné en pellicule, couleurs chaudes et superbes, la ville se découvre à travers les yeux de Chéri Samba, peintre populaire, aujourd’hui mondialement reconnu, alors à ses débuts. Quartiers animés, coiffeurs, immeubles, ambiance, on découvre une ville au rythme endiablé dans laquelle la musique, quelles que soient ses formes et ses origines, fait le lien entre des éléments disparates mais vivants. Et tout ceci à l’apogée d’une dictature…

Continuar a ler "Africa is / in The Future I Bruxelles 19.05 > 20.05.2017"

04.05.2017 | por martalanca | Africa, cinema, Future

Oportunidades e Perspectivas de Carreira em África

O Núcleo de Estudantes Africanos do ISEG convida-o(a) a participar na palestra com o tema Oportunidades e Perspectivas de Carreira em África, a realizar no dia 21 de Abril.
Teremos a presença de personalidades de diversos países africanos que irão partilhar os seu percuros de sucesso e conversar sobre as oportunidades de emprego e carreira no continente africano.

Inscreve-te aqui.


Anfiteatro 1, Quelhas 6, ISEG

Rua do Quelhas, n.º 6, 1200-781 Lisboa

14.04.2016 | por claudiar | Africa, emprego, palestra

Red Africa: power, liberation and the geopolitics of the Soviet Union

Across Africa, the struggle between the forces of capitalism and communism sparked coups, revolutions and political divisions, resulting in a huge impact on Africa’s post-independence landscape. In 1960 Moscow rightly judged anti-colonial fervour to be a good fit with Marxism and Soviet embassies were set up in many African countries. But was there a Soviet strategy for taking over Africa? To what extent was the USSR aware of political structures in Africa and the needs of those countries which it supported? What were the impacts of the Cold War on African national identities?
Speakers: Dr Miles Larmer, University of Oxford, Dr Christabelle Peters, University of Warwick, Dr Meera Sabaratnam, SOAS, University of London. 
Chair: Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society

This event was part of Calvert 22’s Red Africa Season. And It can be listened here.

08.03.2016 | por claudiar | Africa, African History, African Politics, Cold War, Soviet Union

New Maps for Africa?

Seminário “New Maps for Africa? Contextualising the ‘Chinese model’ within the Ethiopian and Kenyan paradigms of Development”, com Prof. Elsje Fourie

09.03.2014 | por martalanca | Africa, maps

No Fly Zone - LISBOA

28.01.2013 | por martalanca | Africa, angola, arte contemporânea

"Rethinking Cosmopolitanism Africa in Europe | Europe in Africa" I Berlim

A Maumaus, o Goethe-Institut Lisboa, a Akademie der Künste e o Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University apresentam “Rethinking Cosmopolitanism Africa in Europe | Europe in Africa”

An International Symposium 
February 2–3, 2013, 10–19h
Akademie der Künste
Pariser Platz 4
Berlin, Germany
Free admission – In English 
Simultaneous translation English/German
www.goethe.de/cosmo     www.adk.de

The two-day conference “Rethinking Cosmopolitanism: Africa in Europe | Europe in Africa” will revisit the intersection of modernity and decolonization. Focusing on the rise of a new international order in the mid-twentieth century and the insufficiency of the classic definitions of modernity, culture, art and politics, the conference will consider the consequences of the historical, cultural, and artistic entanglement of Africa and Europe within the notion of cosmopolitanism.
Cosmopolitanism is conceived here as a metaphor for mobility, migrancy, and co-existence with difference, in opposition to parochialism, xenophobia, fixity, and limited notions of sovereignty. Taking in account its anti-hegemonic and anti-homogenizing potential, cosmopolitanism is perceived as a pursuit of peace through the development of a strong sense of ethics and moral obligation towards other human beings everywhere. The conference will also look at the root causes and consequences of new migrations in Africa and Europe.
An important goal of the conference is to examine the practice of artists who can no longer be classified and located either inside or outside the ‘West,’ or as occupying an in-between space. In re-conceptualizing cosmopolitanism, even the apparently adequate notions of ‘European,’ ‘Western’ or ‘African’ art may no longer be helpful. This conference will consider more adequate definitions of current art practices and their respective ways of envisaging and defining their relationship to distinct, but unevenly connected worlds.
Berni Searle, Enfold from the 'Seeking Refuge' series, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery. Photo by Tony Meintjes.Berni Searle, Enfold from the 'Seeking Refuge' series, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery. Photo by Tony Meintjes.
Saturday, February 2
Rethinking Cosmopolitanism and the Entanglement of Africa and Europe
Theoretical and Historical Implications
10h Opening Session
Johannes Odenthal | Welcoming Remarks
Joachim Bernauer | About the conference
Salah M. Hassan | Introductory Remarks
10:30h Europe/Africa, and Universal History
Susan Buck-Morss | Hegel, Haiti and Universal History: A Response to the Critics
Siegfried Zielinski | “Means & Seas”
Panel | Tejumola Olaniyan, Manuela Ribeiro Sanches
12:30h Artist Talk (I)
Bahia Shehab | Practicing Art in Revolutionary Times
13h Lunch Break
14:30h Dislocating Africa and Europe
Achille Mbembe | Provincializing France?
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches | Decolonizing Post-National Europe: Some Thoughts on Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
Panel | Fatima El Tayeb, Jeanette S. Jouili
16:30h Coffee Break
17h Europe: From Modernism to Postcolonialism

Hans Belting | When was Modern Art? The Museum of Modern Art and the History of Modernism
Fatima El Tayeb | European Others: Whiteness and Racial Violence in Colorblind Europe
Panel | Susan Buck-Morss, Achille Mbembe
Sunday, February 3
Africa in Europe | Europe in Africa
Cultural and Artistic Practices and the Politics of Representation
10:30h Rethinking Cosmopolitanism: Cultural and Artistic Practices
Sandy Prita Meier | East African Cosmopolitanism as the Space Between
Tejumola Olaniyan | Cosmopolitan Interest Rates: An Itinerary
Panel | Elisabeth Giorgis, Salah Hassan
12:30h Artist Talk (II)
Berni Searle | On Cosmopolitanism, Xenophobia and Migration: An Artist’s Journey
13h Lunch break
14:30h Rethinking Cosmopolitanism: Visual and Performing Arts
Salah Hassan | Rethinking Cosmopolitanism: Is ‘Afropolitan’ the Answer?
Jeanette S. Jouili | Fashioning cosmopolitan citizens in Britain: Islam and Urban culture after Multiculturalism
Panel | Leonhard Emmerling, Peter Weibel
16:30h Coffee break
17h Curating Africa in Europe/Europe in Africa
Selene Wendt | Africa in Oslo: Bringing Afropolitanism to the Polar Circle
Elisabeth Giorgis | Re-thinking Ethiopian Modernism
Panel | Jürgen Bock, Elvira Dyangani Ose
19h Closing Session
Salah Hassan
The symposium is coordinated by Salah M. Hassan in collaboration with Joachim Bernauer and Jürgen Bock. It is organized by the Goethe-Institut (Lisbon) in collaboration with the Akademie der Künste (Berlin), the Maumaus School of Visual Arts (Lisbon), and the Institute for Comparative Modernities (Cornell University), with the support of Allianz Cultural Foundation.

21.01.2013 | por martalanca | Africa, cosmopolitanism, europe

“Linking Culture and Development in Africa” call for papers:

Panel 69  European Conference African Studies (ECAS) in Lisbon 2013.

convenor Raquel Freitas (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES, ISCTE-IUL)

To submit a paper follow the link here

This panel explores the link between culture and development in Africa, in a world that is marked by increasing but unsustainable consumerism. We invite papers that address policies linking culture and development in Africa and the dynamics of decision-making between different actors involved.

The importance of linking culture and development has been recognised with increasing emphasis in the past few years. This acknowledgement derives essentially from the fact that the cultural and creative sectors represent 3.4% of global GDP, while receiving only 1.7% of international development aid.

UNESCO is actively deploying an agenda of mainstreaming culture into development and pursuing the goal of introducing culture as a priority in a post-2015 UN Development Agenda.

There are different interpretations as to how this link can be operationalized, bearing different implications. Essential cleavages reside in the broad or restricted conception of culture, and in the instrumental or intrinsic values of culture. Artists are likely to value the restricted conception that highlights the intrinsic value of culture, associated with art as an end in itself, while policy-makers may be more concerned with a broad notion of culture and how it can be a means to achieve an end, i.e., in this case the objective of contributing to development.

The panel welcomes contributions that address these hypotheses as well as the dilemmas surrounding these various interpretations of culture and how different actors, including policy-makers, donors, civil society, citizens in Africa espouse these or other positions regarding the link between culture and development. We would also welcome papers that include, for example, the perspective of African migrant artists: how they see this link and to what extent they are keen on and able to contribute to the policy debate in their countries of origin.

13.01.2013 | por martalanca | Africa, desenvolvimento

Trailer de "Garibous" - documentário

Está disponível no Youtube o trailer do documentário Garibous. Com a direção do brasileiro Denis Franco Goedert, o registro traz imagens impactantes e entrevistas sobre a realidade de pobreza e escravidão das crianças e jovens do oeste africano.

Filmado em Burkina Faso, um dos países mais pobres do mundo, o longa metragem nos mostra o cotidiano de crianças escravizadas.  Esses menores são doados por seus pais a tutores chamados Marabus com a promessa de cuidado emocional e físico: comida, saúde e hospedagem. A realidade, porém, é bem diferente. Os Garibus passam o dia mendigando, com restrito acesso à alimentação e condições sub-humanas de moradia, além de serem responsáveis por sua propria sobrevivência.

Mal vestidos, sujos e de chinelos, os pequenos escravos circulam pelas ruas das cidades tentando coletar o valor exigido por seus tutores, cerca de R$1,50, e temendo os castigos físicos violentos caso falhem. “Há uma fala de um ex-garibous que diz que o pior de tudo é que não há ninguém para te consolar”, comenta o diretor Denis Franco Goedert que se comoveu com o sentimento de solidão vivido por eles.

Lançamento do documentário previsto para março de 2013.

Estima-se que mais de 2 milhões de crianças e jovens vivam nessa situação. Por isso, várias ONGs e grupos humanitários trabalham para denunciar essa  realidade para que as leis que resguardam os direitos das crianças e adolescentes sejam cumpridas.

Contactos | Info:
Malu Nogueira | Tel: 11 5095-3867 | E-mail: mnogueira@fundamento.com.br
Nathalia Nakaza | Tel: 11 5095-3898 | E-mail: nnakaza@fundamento.com.br

08.01.2013 | por herminiobovino | Africa, Burkina Faso, documentário

two weeks until deadline: CFP ECAS 2013 "Revolution 3.0: iconographies of utopia in Africa and its diaspora"

The main question guiding the panel is the emergence of images in the context of imaginations of futures. Images as seismographers of radical shifts within societies - especially the iconography of revolution as the epitome of social change - will be discussed from interdisciplinary perspectives; .

This panel investigates the emergence of images as imaginations of futures. As seismographers of radical shifts within societies, images often anticipate changes before they appear in the political and social discourse. Revolutions as epitomes of social change produce visual figurations in art, film and popular cultures.

Africa is rarely discussed with a perspective on revolution and utopia in the sense of positive powerful concepts of futures. We argue that the investigation of visual archives of African revolutions may provide knowledge about appearance and trajectories of dynamic icons and the ‘agency’ of images (Gell 1998). Their affiliations and clusters in different media provide a deeper understanding of projections of futures and their relation to the past. If revolutions aim at something new, a “concrete utopia” (Bloch 1985), this has to be reflected in images as well. New images, we argue, can only emerge in the field of aesthetics, where imaginations of utopian space and time (Rancière 2006) are possible. Art emerges not as a tool for propaganda, but as powerful element of social and aesthetic discourse.

We invite interdisciplinary perspectives from literature, cinema and art studies, visual anthropology and cultural studies. We ask for different projections of the future from Africa and how these imaginations are traceable in art, film, and popcultures. How are they related to historical moments: revolutions, independences and the aftermaths? How can they (re-)define historical events? How can new images, imaginations, concepts of future be generated? How do aesthetic practice and politics relate in situations of change?

more Info:


05.01.2013 | por nadinesiegert | Africa, african art, Conference, film, iconography, images, Revolution, utopia

Fronteiras e Identidades em África - LISBOA

Conferência 10 -12 de Dezembro no Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)

As comunicações relacionadas com o tema, que ocupa um importante lugar no debate académico, serão apresentadas por investigadores com vasta experiência e um longo percurso na exploração das questões ligadas às fronteiras em África: Gregor Dobler (Universidade de Freiburg), Wolfgang Zeller (Universidade de Edinburgh) e Paul Nugent (Universidade de Edinburgh). Todos eles fazem parte da rede ABORNE (African Borderlands Research Network) e desenvolvem as suas pesquisas em várias regiões fronteiriças de África.

10 DEZ Sala C301
Where do borderlands end? Towards a conceptual framework
11 DEZ Sala C104
17h Apresentação do Documentário
“Esta Fronteira Não Existe”
12 DEZ sala C104
Why the Namibia-Zambia border is neither blurred nor porous
Why Should Africanists Care About Borderland Studies?

A conferência pretende ser um ponto de encontro entre os investigadores, os estudantes e todos os interessados, e um lugar de debate e reflexão acerca das fronteiras e identidades em África.

O filme Esta fronteira não existe será apresentado no segundo dia da Conferência é uma colecção de testemunhas e reflexões dos actores locais sobre a fronteira entre Angola e Namíbia. Se o filme, por um lado, fala sobre a irrelevância da fronteira para as fortes e activas relações entre as populações fronteiriças, particularmente para o povo Kwanhama – dividido pela demarcação colonial da fronteira – por outro lado, demonstra como as linhas moldam e transformam essas mesmas relações ao longo do tempo.

“Aqui no Cunene a fronteira apareceu mais tarde…
Passou mesmo no meio de uma família.” 

“As fronteiras oficiais são sobretudo porosas e fluidas. Há áreas sociais, culturais e de trocas intensas nas zonas de fronteira que não se regem pelas linhas estabelecidas nos mapas.”

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30.11.2012 | por martalanca | Africa, fronteiras, identidades

Antidiscrimination and Cultural Awareness

C A L L   F O R   P A R T I C I P A N T S

Image of Africa and Black People in the European media

Grundtvig  Workshop

March 4 to 9, 2013 Vienna, Austria
Todas as despesas (viagem, estadia, participação) serão pagas pelo programa GRUNDTVIG http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/grundtvig_en.htm Mais informações sobre as inscrições e o programa do workshop (pág. 26):http://ec.europa.eu/education/grundtvig/doc/catalogue12_en.pdf

18.11.2012 | por martalanca | Africa, image

I Encontro das Culturas Negras

Dando sequência ao Encontro Iberoamericano do Ano Internacional dos Afrodescendentes (Afro XXI), realizado em novembro de 2011, em Salvador, Bahia - que exortou governos, sociedade civil e movimentos sociais a promover maior conhecimento e respeito pela herança cultural diversificada das pessoas de ascendência africana -, a Secretaria de Cultura do Estado da Bahia realiza, no período de 08 a 12 de novembro, o I Encontro das Culturas Negras, evento que integra também às celebrações do Novembro Negro, iniciativa do Governo do Estado da Bahia.

I Encontro das Culturas Negras dá início à “Década Afrodescendente”, com o objetivo de sediar na Bahia um grande encontro anual das culturas negras do Brasil, das Américas e do mundo. Aqui, se reunirão criadores, artistas, intelectuais, profissionais da cultura, gestores culturais, pesquisadores, parlamentares, lideranças e representações do movimento cultural negro, ampliando o diálogo entre as culturas negras nacionais e internacionais.

Chico CésarChico CésarA programação compreende mesas temáticas e plenárias em Salvador (dias 08, 09 e 10) e em Santo Amaro (dia 12), para a discussão de temas que possibilitem um maior conhecimento das diversas culturas negras existentes no Brasil e no mundo, em especial na África e nas Américas, visando à criação de articulações, redes e trocas interculturais. Uma variada programação artística, com shows musicais e espetáculos de teatro, dança e exposições de artes visuais também vão acontecer durante todos os dias da programação, entendidas com base em uma noção ampliada de cultura.


09.11.2012 | por herminiobovino | Africa, Bahía, Brasil, dança, música, teatro

Festival Escrita Na Paisagem: África Move | Quartas-feiras dedicadas à música, Évora

A 9ª edição do Festival Escrita N’a Paisagem 2012 está a decorrer desde o dia 1 de Julho até ao dia 31 de Agosto em Évora.
Durante o festival todas as quartas-feiras serão dedicadas à música!
A festa terá lugar no Largo de São Vicente, pelas 22h.
O músico Bilan, o grupo cacique 97 e Selma Uamusse serão alguns dos grandes nomes que poderá apreciar neste evento.
Toda a programação do festival em www.escritanapaisagem.net



10.07.2012 | por joanapereira | Africa, festival, música

Call for Papers for Third Text Africa's Mozambique Issue

What is the international image of Mozambique and its art and how does this correspond with what is really happening in Mozambique?
Deadline for submissions: 10 September 2012

This forthcoming edition of Third Text Africa acts as a platform for national and international perspectives of Mozambican art. The edition will address the historical and the contemporary, the rural and the urban, with an emphasis on art practice and the communities and worlds that support and engage with it.

Themes may include, but are not limited to:
Mozambique’s particular history and geography, and how this has impacted on its art
Identifiable trends or moments in Mozambican art
Individual artists Movements, groups, and collectives
Curating Mozambican art
Public art : murals, monuments and performance
Art education; schools, universities, museums and private initiatives
Cultural Heritage
Art markets, buyers and collectors Art criticism, art history, art journalism and its publics The impact of new media

Third Text Africa is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes critical perspectives on contemporary art and culture, with a particular interest in facilitating and stimulating critical scholarship on and from the African continent. Third Text Africa was initiated by Rasheed Araeen, the founding editor of Third Text in partnership with ASAI and is published on www.asai.co.za. Third Text Africa accepts papers in English, French and Portuguese- papers will be published in the language in which they were submitted.

Recommended length for articles is between 5000 and 7000 words (excluding notes and bibliographies), however all submissions will be considered. Contributors are asked to include their names, institutional affiliation and short biography (not more than 300 words) with their papers. All essays should be accompanied by a short abstract of between 150 and 250 words. Articles in French and Portuguese must include an abstract written in English.
Authors are expected to follow the formatting and the submission regulations outlined in the style sheet available at http://www.asai.co.za/3rd-text-africa/online-journal.html
Enquiries and papers (Microsoft Word documents) should be emailed to admin@asai.co.za with “Third Text Africa” entered in the subject field. For more information about Third Text Africa please visit http://www.asai.co.za/3rd-text-africa/online-journal.html

Editorial offices: ASAI, c/o Michaelis School of Fine Art, 32-37
Orange Street, Gardens 8001, South Africa I Email: admin@asai.co.za Tel +27 (0)21 480 7131 (Mon – Thurs only)

08.07.2012 | por joanapereira | Africa, call for papers, mozambique