Official Launch of the Another Roadmap for Arts Education - Africa Cluster (25 July 2015)

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
July 25, 2015
Location: 
Uganda
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Another Roadmap For Arts Education - Africa Cluster OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT

Saturday 25 July 2015 at 3pm

Nagenda International Academy Of Art & Design (NIAAD),  Lutembe Beach Road, Off Entebbe Road, Namulanda, Uganda.

Supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI) and the Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design (NIAAD).

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Scholars and practitioners of arts education from across the African continent come together to produce and share critical knowledge about and through the arts.

The Another Roadmap Africa Cluster are scholars and practitioners of artistic and cultural education, working across the African continent, who have come together to pursue a joint programme of research into arts educational practice in Africa that is critically informed and grounded in historical analysis. The group’s aim is to produce and to share important knowledge about artistic and cultural education in Africa, and to make this knowledge available both across the continent and worldwide.

The official launch Another Roadmap Africa Cluster’s upcoming programme of activities will take place at the Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design (NIAAD), Lutembe Beach Road, off Entebbe Road, Namulanda, Uganda, on Saturday 25 July 2015 at 3pm.

The  launch event will include:

  • -  ‘Towards the Decolonization of Art Education, Research and Design’ - an keynote address by the celebrated Zimbabwean radical scholar, political analyst, cultural critic George Shire;

  • -  an introduction to the Another Roadmap School by Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Director of Research at NIAAD; and

  • -  a presentation of ‘Decolonizing Arts Education’ - A NIAAD/Zurich University Of The Arts Research Project.

The launch event will be followed by a party. Refreshments will be served. 

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The following individuals/organisations are currently participating in the Another Roadmap Africa Cluster: Art is Everywhere (NG), Artists Home (RW), Ba re e ne re Literary Festival (LS), Contemporary Image Collective (EG), Emeka Eguibe (NG), Keleketla! Media Arts Project (ZA), Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design (UG), Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (NG/USA), Chike Obeagu (NG), Emeka Ogboh (NG), Picha Arts Centre (DRC), Wits School of Art (AZ), WYart Foundation (NG).

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For more information, see:   http://another.zhdk.ch/another-roadmap-africa-cluster.

Contact Info: 

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Convener, Another Roadmap for Arts Education - Africa Cluster

c/o Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design (NIAAD), P.O. Box 29341, Kampala, Uganda.