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Moving People: Africa-Asia Interface on Migration, Refuge, Exile and Diaspora at WSF 2007, Nairobi


Organised by @ Culture (a network of Majlis, Magic Lantern Foundation and Pint of View and independent artists), India and Centre for Creative Arts (UKNZ), Durban; Godown Art Centre, Nairobi; Kwani Truast, Nairobi and Focus on Global South

Convenor Madhusree Dutta

@Culture Network and Moving People project:
@ Culture is an off-shoot of WSF 2004 which was held in India. While the earlier editions witnessed the South American political finesse and robust energy, the Indian edition brought a distinct change in the texture of the forum. The change was in the realm of layered multiplicity and an innovative process/structure to accommodate myriad forms of representation. This is the first time Culture as a voice of protest and political discourse was fore grounded at par with theories and action within the scheme. And while working towards facilitating this process the @culture group got consolidated. After a brief appearance in Porte Alegre in 2005, responding to the current opportunity now we have aimed to carve out a niche space for Africa-Asia interface.

The cusp of post colonial and neo-colonial phases in countries of Africa and Asia resulting in more and more people ‘moving’. Their identities and notions of Self travel through the route map and change at every junction. This project is a minor attempt to document few such junctions and intervene through active collaborations.

Download:
Programme Flier

Press Release

Other Sites:
www.cca.ukzn.ac.za
www.magiclanternfoundation.org
www.forumsocialmundial.org.br

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