Symposium / Where We Meet – Cultural Translation and Art in Social Transformation

Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany
05 Jun 2012 - 06 Jun 2012

The last years have seen the establishment of an ever-growing transnational network of African artists and curators, who proactively founded and run art spaces in their hometowns. The symposium sheds a light on the role of these initiatives with regard to their influence on social transformations as well as the challenges of cultural translation processes that the actors encounter.


-Ntone Edjabe, founder and Editor of  Chimurenga, Douala and Cape Town
-Koyo Kouoh, founder and Artistic Director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, Dakar
-Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, writer, filmmaker, cultural historian, London and Accra
-Lizza May David, artist and co-founder of Global Alien, Berlin
-Kemang Wa Lehulere, artist and co-founder of Gugulective (2006) and the Center for Historical Reenactements (CHR), Johannesburg