Afro-Imaginaries for the Future of Harare

Tue, Jul 11, 2017    2pm

In collaboration with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and extending the Global Africa Lab’s ongoing investigation of Radical Imaginaries in an Afro-Future City, the symposium Afro-Imaginaries for the Future of Harare will consider “portraits” of public space and collective action and the ways we think about urban imaginaries linking Harare to other sites in the African Diaspora. Afro-Imaginaries for the Future of Harare in conjunction with the Global Africa Lab Summer Workshop asks how history, memory, imagination, dreams and desire can inform social practice?

The cross-disciplinary panel discussion includes prominent Zimbabwean visual artists, architects, designers, and thinkers as we consider post independent Zimbabwe and urban engagement and change.

Introduction
Tandazani Dhlakama
Curator; Education Director, National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Moderators
Mario Gooden and Dr. Mabel Wilson; Co-directors Global Africa Lab

Participants

Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Multi-disciplinary Artist

Mpho Matsipa
Curator, Studio-X Johannesburg, Columbia GSAPP

Kudzanai Chiurai
Artist

Admire Kamudzengerere
Artist

Maxwell Mutanda
Architect /Designer

Irene Masiyanise
Architect, MTI Architect