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BE.BOP 2016 - Panel: Marronage and Border Thinking

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InfoFestival Ticket: 25 € / 15 € / Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € / Single Event: 6 € / 4 €

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Marronage, the lifestyle, ethics and socio-political organization of runaway communities outside the plantation, has been an intrinsic component of the radical imagination of countless liberation struggles in Abya Yala, the designation used by Panamanian Kuna people to refer to the continent before the arrival of European colonialism. In Ecuador the teachings of the ancestors that have been labeled as “primitive” and even “diabolical” by state and private educational systems are now part of a decolonized curriculum entirely conceived and implemented by maroon descendants. In Brazil the stories of kilombos is intrinsically ingrained in the memory of the country, although not counted in national histories. The Haitian Revolution started and was won by Maroon leaders. Yet these personal testimonies, stories and similar forms of aesthetic expressions dwell the borders.

With: Walter Mignolo + Robbie Shilliam + Jeannette Ehlers + Augustus Casely Hayford

Moderated by Quinsy Gario

Produced by Art Labour Archives for Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and curated by Alanna Lockward, BE.BOP 2016. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. CALL & RESPONSE. will take place from 1 to 3 June in Berlin at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – bpb) and organised in cooperation with AfricAvenir International e.V.

Also taking place in Copenhagen from June 5-7 sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation, this festival is organized by Art Labour Archives, a decolonial transdisciplinary and indisciplinary curatorial initiative based in Berlin. Since 2012, BE.BOP has had an international impact through presentations in major cities across three continents.

In English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.
Festival Ticket 25 € / 15 €  Reduced
Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € Reduced
Single Event: 6 € / 4 € Reduced

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