© 2017 Migration Memory Encounters

Designed by Karim Mortada

African
Diasporic Talks

“Conversations on Blackness, Beauty, and States of Being” was the second thematic discussion of the Conversation Series of Migration Memory Encounters project (MME) took place on December 15:th at Konsthallen in Malmö, Sweden.
 

The aim was to create a platform for African diasporic talks that is dynamic, interactive, inclusive, and caring thus opening up a space for everyone to talk.

Migration Memory Encounters project (MME) was formed in 2017 to create a platform for the various art forms from migrant artists to showcase their work and begin a vital conversation with the Swedish society. At the beginning of the project, a dialogue was started on the forgotten artists who have seemingly been lost and those who have kept their work aside to pursue putting their lives back in order some continue working on new materials while some are not quite sure if to continue or not.

The second track aims in creating a thematic public discussion forum with arrangements on important political and social topics but based on literature, art, film, and activism. A series of conversations with a mix of authors, artists and activists. The purpose of which is to explore interesting intersections about identity, power, creativity, gender, sexuality, diaspora, and ethnicity in the face of the audience.

Workgroup:

Parvin Ardalan 

Mamak Babak-Rad 

Ana Maria Bermeo

Jason Dean Holness-Vandercamp

Karolina Jeppson

Sarah Nakiito

Temi Odumosu

Projects

 

MME

2.4

 

Afrophobia - Why I Am No Longer Talking About Race with White People?

 

 

 

Fatima Osborne

 

Yannick Harrison

Sonnie Gondwe

Yahneake Sterling 

Moderated by

Jason Dean Holness-Vandercamp

Why I Am No Longer Talking About Race With White People Audio

Why I Am No Longer Talking About Race With White People Audio - Sonnie Gondwe, Yahneake Sterling, Fatima Osborne, Yannick Harrison
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Black Art in Contemporary Times

Cecilia Germain

Fatima Moallim

Makda Embaie

Moderated by

Sarah Nakiito

Black Art in Contemporary Times

Audio

Black Art in Contemporary Times - Cecilia Germain, Fatima Moallim Makda Embaie, 
Moderated by Sarah Nakiito
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Music, Censorship, Harassment and Artistic Freedom

Conversation with Jude Dibia

Cris Gera 

Music, Censorship, Harassment and Artistic Freedom Audio

Part 1 - Music, Censorship, Harassment and Artistic Freedom - Cris Gera - 
Conversation with Jude Dibia
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Part 2 - Music, Censorship, Harassment and Artistic Freedom - Cris Gera - 
Conversation with Jude Dibia
00:00 / 00:00
 

Black beauty and Aesthetic

Trauma

Presentation by

Temi Odumosu

Black beauty and Aesthetic Trauma ​ ​ Audio

Black beauty and Aesthetic Trauma ​ - Temi Odumosu
00:00 / 00:00
 

THE GAZE 2018

Photocredit: Casper Holmenlund Christensen

Video installation by

 Jeannette Ehlers

The video "The Gaze" is a meditation on the power of looking back. It produces an intense scene which centralizes the quiet gazes of people from diverse backgrounds who have been racialized in and by (post)colonial structures. In this confrontation the “white gaze” on the ”other” is challenged. At the same time the video poetically pays tribute to the subjectivity of each person, who claims their right to look and be look at on their own terms. 

 

in collaboration with

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