EVENTS: RESIGNIFICATIONS, THE BLACK MEDITERRANEAN

Last week I was in Palermo for Resignifications: The Black Mediterranean. The conference was the last of a string of international events organised by Tisch School of the Arts, New York, Florence: La Pietra Dialogues, NYU Institute of African American Affairs, Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research devoted to black art, cultural theory, and practice. Past conversations have included …

EVENTS IN MAY

Had I the funds to travel I’d attend one of these two events in May. The line-ups are interesting. Afrodyssée, the International Market of African Trends, will take place in Geneva on the 12th.   This yearly event provides African designers a space to showcase their fashion and accessory collections. There will be talks, a fashion show and a gallery …

EVENT – SI WI YAH: SARTORIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

If you happen to be in London on 4 and 5 May you should buy tickets for “Si Wi Yah: Sartorial Representations of the African Diaspora” organised by CIAD: The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora at London College of Fashion . Si Wi Yah will bring together researchers from across the globe who are working within the field of …