Public Forum programme | SURVIVAL 21
3 PM Deconfining: Intercontinental Partnerships. Contexts, Processes, Network
– presentations in English
The event is held as part of the inauguration of the Polish edition of Deconfining, an international cooperation project. During the event, a call for artistic residencies in Tanzania for Central European and African artists will be announced.
Presentation of activities:
Nafasi Art Center from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Women’s History Museum from Lusaka, Zambia.
Moderator: Dr Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
Tanzania: Lilian Hipolyte, Fridaus Mbogho
Zambia: Samba Yonga, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda
6 PM Deconfining: The Challenges, Problems and Joys of Building New Intercontinental Relationships
– discussion in English
Moderator: Dr Karolina Bieniek
Tanzania: Lilian Hipolyte (Nafasi Art Center)
Zambia: Samba Yonga (Women’s History Museum)
Poland: Iwona Frydryszak (Lelenfant), Anna Kudarewska (Krzyżowa Foundation)
3 PM Sustainability and Culture from an Intercontinental Perspective: Goals, Practices and Contexts
– discussion in English
The event inaugurates the Polish edition of The Big Green, an international cooperation project.
moderator: Dr Kamila Kamińska (University of Wrocław)
participants: Dr Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz (Art Transparent), Lilian Hipolyte and Fridaus Mbogho (Nafasi Art Center), Samba Yonga and Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda (Women’s History Museum)
6 PM Narratives on Proximity and Remoteness from Central and Eastern Europe and South-East Africa – A Multicontextual Mosaic
– discussion in English
participants: Dr Urszula Markowska-Manista (University of Warsaw) and Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda (Women’s History Museum, Zambia)
3 PM Trump’s Golden Toilet. What Is Conspicuous Consumption Good For?
– lecture by Dr Agata Gąsiorowska, professor of SWPS University
Psychological research shows that consumption and possession of material things can be used as a substitute method of satisfying emotional, spiritual or social needs. In particular, conspicuous consumption, i.e. buying to impress others, can be a way of drawing attention to oneself and a substitute for the respect and support derived from close relationships. Unfortunately, as we will explain during the meeting, this strategy is not effective in the long run and results in lowering rather than increasing psychological wellbeing.
6 PM Love in the Age of App-culture
– lecture by Katarzyna Kulwicka (SWPS University)
New technologies entered almost every sphere of human life long before the pandemic, so that during the lockdowns they almost monopolised the market of social contacts. During the meeting, we will talk about how the presence of new technologies has influenced interpersonal relations, whether (and for whom) it makes meeting new people easier, and whether the quality of close relationships has changed as a result.
Samba Yonga is an award winning journalist, communications specialist and cultural curator based in Lusaka Zambia. She is co-founder of the Women’s History Museum of Zambia, established in 2017 with the mandate to research and restore African indigenous narratives, knowledge and ‘living histories’ focused on women. Samba is also founder and managing partner of Ku-Atenga Media, a firm specialised in designing strategic communications for African landscapes that has expanded its client network across the African region and the globe.
Samba has been recognised as 100 most influential Africans by Quartz, New York, and one of 40 most influential Africans.
She is also a Google Podcast Creator, TEDx Lusaka speaker and is a Museum Lab Fellow for 2022.
She has curated exhibitions, designed digital creative content and written papers focused on indigenous African knowledge systems and narratives in Zambia and Africa. The museum has collaborated with art spaces, museums and universities in Africa, Europe and the US such as National Musuems of World Cultures in Sweden, Museum of Women in Umea, Yale University in Boston,USA, Windybrow Art Centre in South Africa, Europeana in the Netherlands, University of Shangahai, China, International Council of Museums (ICOM) and many others.
The museum has collaborated with international museums and cultural organisations to identify indigenous African cultural heritage of women from Zambia and the African continent and is working to create digital platforms and tools to transition and provide access of this heritage to African and global publics in collaboration with the source communities. The objective is to interrogate knowledge asymmetries created by colonialism and obscured experiences and to investigate transformative methods of how it can impact the future of knowledge production in the museum, creative and knowledge sectors. Her work with Ku-Atenga Media and The Women’s History Museum has established her work prominently on the African continent and globally.
She is a graduate of the Evelyn Hone College School of Journalism and holds an MA in Transnational Communications and Global Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda is a Zambian of Nigerian and Jamaican heritage. Her short stories have featured in various publications, including ‘Short Story Day Africa 2018’ for Door of No Return, which was translated into Portuguese for Brazilian Journal ‘Periferias’. Her latest short story, Her Sweetie, Her Sugarcane has been released in Harper Via’s anthology ‘Reflections’. She is an alumni of Curtis Brown Creative’s Breakthrough Course for Black Writers, and an MA candidate in Creative Writing at Kingston University London. Her first book No Be From Hia was selected as a Graywolf Africa Press finalist in 2019. Published in Zambia, it has gone on to markets in South Africa, Canada, and is due for release in the UK by Legend Press. She has served the Afritondo Prize judging panel in 2022, and is a Board Member of Alliance Française of Lusaka.
Firdaus “Fifi” Mbogho, a visual arts practitioner and educator from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is dedicated to developing the local art scene. With over 5 years of experience, she empowers visual artists to integrate academia and the contemporary art community. Fifi plays a crucial role in identifying talent, fostering capacity building, and creating opportunities for artistic expression. As an educator, she merges practical experience with academic insights to inspire the next generation of artists. Fifi’s unwavering commitment shapes a vibrant and inclusive artistic landscape in Tanzania.
Lilian Hipolyte Mushi is a seasoned Creative Director and Brand Strategist with 14+ years of experience in the creative industry. Mushi’s background as a painter-sculptor turned user experience and product designer has been marked by progressive creative and professional growth, particularly as a design director, project manager, and brand strategist. Lilian worked in the UK, Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania in various creative and cultural roles including Head of Design and mentor for young creatives around the world, a role she served until joining Nafasi Art Space as the new Director. Inspired by pop culture, Music, and Art, her core practice is centered on the intersection of Art and Design, and is passionate about the role of contemporary Art and how creativity can positively impact health, cultures, communities, and businesses.
Urszula Markowska-Manista, PhD
I self-identify as a researcher of education and childhoods in culturally diverse environments, conducting interdisciplinary fieldwork in a variety of contexts (the Horn of Africa, Central Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and the South Caucasus). My work draws on inclusive and participatory approaches, decolonial methodologies, interclusion, ‘difficult knowledge’ and ethical symmetry. I have been in academia for 20 years and have held positions at universities in Poland and Germany. From 2016-2021 I served as director (FU Berlin 2016) and co-director (2017-2021 FH Potsdam) of the international MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (MACR) programme and from 2017-2018 as head of the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair at the APS. Currently, I’m an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Education). Two decades of successful international research experience have resulted in recognised practical and research projects, academic and non-academic publications, and international cooperation in diverse places and spaces of activity in which I focus on human rights, voice, and participation.
🏭 Location: Building C.
🔊 Unless otherwise indicated, the event is held in Polish.
🗣️ An interpreter is available for events conducted in English.
21. SURVIVAL Art Review
ul. Legnicka 65A (entrance: Lutra Street)
Monday–Tuesday: noon–10 PM
Organiser: Fundacja Art Transparent / www.arttransparent.org
Survival Art Review is co-financed by the Municipality of Wrocław / www.wroclaw.pl
Public Forum Partners: Uniwersytet SWPS Wrocław, Deconfining: Art Nafasi Art Space, Women’s History Museum
Przegląd jest współfinansowany ze środków Gminy Wrocław / www.wroclaw.pl
The project „Deconfining arts, culture and policies in Europe and Africa (DECONFINING)” is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
Supported by members of Bosh Alumni Network. The Bosch Alumni Network is a cooperation between:
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