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Opening of the exhibition “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention” and the project week “AFRO-TECH FEST”

Dortmunder U | Kino im U | 10/20/2017 , 19:00

Opening of the exhibition “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention” and the project week “Afro-Tech Fest”: with an introduction by the curators and short key note lectures.

Welcome: Edwin Jacobs, Director Dortmunder U; Dr. Hildegard Kaluza, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW; Anne Fleckstein, TURN Fonds, Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Introduction by the curators: Dr. Inke Arns, Director HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein); Fabian Saavedra-Lara, Director Büro medienwerk.nrw & Co-Director Interkultur Ruhr

Short keynote lectures: Ingrid LaFleur (Detroit); Prof. Dr. Raimi Gbadamosi (Johannesburg)

On the occasion of the opening of Afro-Tech Fest, the artist and scientist Raimi Gbadamosi talks about current inventions and practices in the context of digital culture and technology in several African countries. Ingrid LaLfeur looks at the history and development of Afrofuturism as a set of diasporic artistic and cultural practices with the purpose to liberate the Black mind and body.

Lectures in English language with simultaneous translation in German language.

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On the opening night, the exhibition at the HMKV (Level 3) will remain open until 11 pm.

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The lecture by Raimi Gbadamosi was made possible thanks to the support of Goethe-Institut South-Africa.

AFRO-TECH FEST is organised by HMKV and Office medienwerk.nrw in cooperation with Interkultur Ruhr – a project of the Regional Association Ruhr (RVR) and Africa Positive e.V.

Host institution Office medienwerk.nrw: HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein)
Host institution Interkultur Ruhr: Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR)
The exhibition is funded: by the TURN fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW
The festival week is funded by the the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb), the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, the NRW KULTURSekretariat International and the Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund

Main funder HMKV:
Dortmunder U – Center for Art and Creativity
Partners: Goethe-Institut, Afrikamera – Aktuelles Kino aus Afrika (Berlin), NRW KULTURsekretariat, Kino im U e.V. (Dortmund)

EVENTS

Tomorrow, 10/20/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Tomorrow, 10/20/2017
Opening of the exhibition “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention” and the project week “AFRO-TECH FEST”
19:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Talks and lectures
11:00 - 19:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Jean-Pierre Bekolo - Les Saignantes
19:30 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Mike Huckaby Sun Ra DJ-Set (Support: Delicious Frequencies)
23:00 | Tanzcafé Oma Doris



Sun, 10/22/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sun, 10/22/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Talks and lectures
11:00 - 19:00 | Werkhalle at Union Gewerbehof



Sun, 10/22/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Mon, 10/23/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Mon, 10/23/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Workshop Connecting Anyone to the Internet
18:00 | Rekorder II



Tue, 10/24/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Wed, 10/25/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Kapwani Kiwanga – Afrogalactica
20:00 | Dortmunder U



Fri, 10/27/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Fri, 10/27/2017
Lecture with DJ set, short film with live music, talk, Black Cyborg DJ set
19:00 | Künstlerhaus Dortmund



Sat, 10/28/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/28/2017
Curators' Tour: Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/28/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Finale
21:00 | Rekorder



Sun, 10/29/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 10/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Wed, 11/1/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/2/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 11/4/2017
Family Sunday “Afro-Tech”
12:00 - 17:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 11/4/2017
Guided tour for children “Afro-Tech”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/5/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/9/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/12/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U