The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa presents:
For the past three years, we have drawn from the disciplines of anthropology, visual arts journalism, history, heritage studies and political science, focusing on the everyday experiences of those attempting to build or re-build communities in Central and Eastern Africa ( Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan) to understand how internally-displaced persons and former combatants negotiate and experience ‘return’. During the course of our conference, meet our research team, partner and artists that have made this journey possible in contributing to a better understanding of how conflict-affected societies constitute or re-constitute themselves. As part of this conference, we will also be running an exhibition that combines cartoons and artworks that speak directly to the theme of our research.
Conference is invite only.
On the evening of July 25th, we will be launching an exhibition that will run until 14 August 2019 at the TAKS Art Centre and which will feature artworks that reflect the themes of return and displacement by Wily Karekezi, Bathsheba Okwenje, and Kusa Kusa Maski Gael. The exhibition will also display specially commissioned cartoon comics that reflect the research undertaken by the Politics of Return team across Central and Eastern Africa.
Date: Thursday 25 July 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019
Time: 8am-10pm from Monday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays
Venue: TAKS Arts Centre, Gulu, Uganda
The exhibition is free to attend, no need to register.