Sonia Campanini, Usaku Robinson Wammanda and Tom Simmert will host a panel at this year’s VAD conference, organised by the Association for African Studies in Germany. The hybrid event will take place from June 7th to 10th in Freiburg and online.
The panel with the title “Digital transformation and the production of de-colonial cultural space: the case of the audiovisual arts in Africa” discusses de-colonialisms in African cultural industries with a transregional reach. Looking at the production, reception, circulation and the creative engagement with different forms of digital audiovisual art, we investigate de-colonial logics on structural and content levels.
Read the full panel description and abstracts for presentations on the conference website.
[Image: Concert performance in Lagos, Nigeria. Taken by Tom Simmert, March 2018]