Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until further notice.

How do artists use language to interrogate the legacy of colonialism in art and arts education?

In this talk, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa introduces Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC), a collective of artists and researchers working in formal and informal educational settings in eight cities across Africa. Founded in Uganda in 2015, ARAC uses collaborative research methods to analyse current policies and practices of arts education in various African contexts, develops paradigms for practice and research in arts education, and builds strategies to make this knowledge accessible within their local contexts.

Wolukau-Wanambwa discusses how the initiative responds to UNESCO’s “Road Map for Arts Education” (2006), a supranational policy document claiming universality, and how ARAC contributes to A Multivocal Glossary of Arts Education, a public resource for research groups to analyse art educational terms from different contexts, juxtaposing terms and genealogies to contribute to a more nuanced international discussion about art.

The talk is free and open to the public with registration.

The talk will be followed by a workshop titled "What's the Word?", where Lineo Segoete invites artists and researchers to discuss art terms in their local languages, as well as discuss lesser visible histories, practices, and knowledges in arts and education within their respective cities or regions. The workshop builds on ARAC’s research on epistemological diversity in the arts field in Africa and beyond. This event is by invitation only. If you are interested, please email registration@aaa.org.hk.

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa is an artist, researcher, and convenor of the Africa Cluster of the Another Roadmap School. Her recent exhibitions include Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Bergen Assembly (2019), Bergen, Norway; The 62nd BFI London Film Festival (2018); Women on Aeroplanes (2018), The Showroom Gallery, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland; and The 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art: We Don’t Need Another Hero (2018), Berlin. Her essay “Margaret Trowell’s School of Art or How to Keep the Children’s Work Really African” was published in 2018 in the Palgrave Handbook on Race and the Arts in Education.

Lineo Segoete is a Mosotho storyteller, creative writer, researcher, and photographer. Segoete is the co-founder and co-director of Ba re e ne re Literary Arts. She is a co-convenor for the Another Roadmap Africa Cluster. She is also a content division manager at Selemela Learning Network, a social enterprise for education outreach and access. Her independent work as a research consultant is focused on critical literacies, cultural production, and the preservation of creative heritage.

The Collective School is generously supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, as well as Wendy Lee & Stephen Li, and Virginia & Wellington Yee.

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