19/10/2018 || Looking B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM

Looking B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM. Travels as Gaze Reversal

19-20 października 2018 || BOZAR Brussel, Bruksela

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A weekend of talks and performances dedicated to the notion of Black Travel, curated by Johny Pitts, TV host and author of the forthcoming publication ‘Afropean: Documenting Black Europe.

Within the general notion of travelling, we will look to complicate an area overly hinged on white, masculine, heteronormative experiences, and celebrate the gaze of a diverse group travelers who are often ignored.

Inspired by the conviviality and international politics of the Harlem Renaissance, the Negritude Movement, and postwar African Independence, BOZAR Brussels will set the stage for a weekend of art, photography, historical narratives, poetry performances, live music and panel discussions, followed by a guided decolonial tour of Brussels, bringing to life the myriad ways members of the Black community experience the world through travelling. 

With the participation of : Marie Daulne, Tete-Michel Kpomassie, Claude Grunitzky, Jessica De Abreu, Lola Akinmade, Sulaiman Addonia.

More info and programme: https://www.bozar.be/en/activities/137914-looking-black-symposium