"Politics, Africa, Performance" - Imagining Global Arts Residencies at Haverford & Beyond"Politics, Africa, Performance" - Imagining Global Arts Residencies at Haverford & Beyondhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/115332Stokes CPGC Cafe2009-10-21T12:00:002009-10-21T14:00:00
October 21,2009 12:00PM–2:00PM
Stokes CPGC Cafe
This lunch discussion will provide a forum for faculty, students, and visiting artists, writers, and performers to discuss the potential for collaboration and exchange in future residencies. Tri-College faculty from a variety of departments including History, Anthropology, African & Africana Studies, and English will have a chance to imagine viable curricular structures, enabling visiting artists from around the world both to learn from and impact the Haverford community, potentially establishing long-term relationships with faculty and students.
"Politics, Africa, and Performance" brings together writers, scholars, performers, and activists in a two-day discussion focusing on the ways in which the visual and performing arts provide crucial links between lived experience and political power. While Africa continues to be seen as underdeveloped, it is often at the forefront of new political movements.
For scholars in Anthropology, History, and a range of other fields seeking to make sense of violence and change, dialogues with artists provide keys to understanding the seeming contradictions of populist struggle in today's global world.
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