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Conferenz: A Future beyond the colorline?! African_diasporic Perspectives on Art, Culture and Literature


InfoEntrance is free. Lunch for donation. Registration at buero@africavenir.org. English and German with simultaneous translation


“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colorline.”

W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

We start the year 2018 on 19th and 20th January with an exciting conference under the title: "A future beyond the global color line? African perspectives on global inequalities" and invite you to exchange ideas with our speakers on two days.

Is the "colorline" of the 20th century overcome? The EU's imperialist interventions and systematic neo-colonial exploitations brings this statement by W.E.B. Du Bois back to the discourse - In-visions of African_diasporic activists intend to examine strategies on challenging the global color line. 

The conference on January 19th and 20th, 2018 is the second conference to be held as part of our current project "ReImagining The Future: African-Diasporic Perspectives in the Context of Global Inequalities". The core purpose of the project is to capture, analyze and visualize the different African_diasporic perspectives about the future.

The first conference day of "A Future beyond the colorline?! African_diasporic Perspectives on Art, Culture and Literature" taking place on the 19th of January 2018 creates a specific space for African_diasporic concepts of the future in culture, art and literature.

Throughout the conference, our speakers and the audience will engage in discussions on how the future is being negotiated in art, culture and literature. How can the future be re-constructed, shaped and delineated in the context of the current global inequalities between "Africa" and "Europe"? What needs to be done to realize a sustainable decolonized future beyond colonialism? In addition, we would focus on the role of art, culture and literature as Key instruments and channels for African visions of a transformed future.

The program will include, panel discussions, lectures, readings, shortfilms, an exhibition and many other activities. 

Moderated by: ShaNon Bobinger


Day 1: Eric Otieno, Pascale Obolo, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Dr. Vivian Timothy, Simone Dede Ayivi, Peggy Piesche, Emo Rugene 

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Day 2: Dr. Boniface Mabanza, Clotilde Yapi Ohouochi, Elisabeth Kaneza, Pascale Obolo, Eric Otieno


Kind regards,

AfricAvenir International e.V.

Free Entry.

For Registration contact: buero(at)africavenir.org


In cooperation with Generation Adefra - ADEFRA e.V. and Arts Vagabonds

Supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with finanial support of the Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung.

And with support of Brot für die Welt und der Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit.

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