The cusp of post
colonial and neo-colonial phases in countries of Africa
and Asia is resulting in more and more people ‘moving’.
In this time when the global village is a much applauded
market phenomena, people’s physical movement in relation
to space and its ownership has grown to be the nucleus
of political realities. Migration, refugee, diaspora,
exile, trafficking, slavery, captivity, and invasion –
each poses myriad questions and also exposes the current
world order. We aim to explore this phenomenon to its
various roots, implications, overlaps, alteration and
also the resistance to it. The programme will also
witness inter-disciplinary dialogues among practitioners
of various art forms, academics and activists as well as
collaboration amongst groups and individuals from 18
Excerpt from press conference address.
@culture, India (a network of Majlis, Magic Lantern
Foundation, Point of View and Independent Artists);
Centre for Creative Arts, Durban; GoDown Art Centre,
Nairobi and Kwani Trust, Nairobi.