Unexpected Lessons Day 1

11.06.2021

The performative discursive event »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« takes place on 11th and 12th of June 2021 in parallel in Akademie der Künste Berlin, Nairobi and the digital space.

The performative discursive event on 11th and 12th of June 2021 »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« will take place at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in parallel in the urban landscape of Nairobi and in the world wide web. Lectures, artistic elements, talks and discussions flow into each other and interweave with the live stream program from Nairobi. De-Westernization and African philosophy, Black Studies, knowledge systems in music, and a critical look at the Eurocentric narrative in art history play a role in the program.

Among others with sociologist and economist Felwine Sarr, art historian, curator and author Nana Oforiatta Ayim, art historians Malick Ndiaye and Bénédicte Savoy, sociologist Natasha A. Kelly and cultural scientist Peggy Piesche, philosopher Yala Kisukidi, artists Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Syowia Kyambi and Elsa M‘bala, and a film program curated by visual anthropologist Nnenna Onuoha.

Full program »

un-documented by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
1 1 UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Welcome Remarks in Nairobi
1 2 UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Keynote »Recreating Ecologies of Knowledge« DE
UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Keynote »Music, Knowledge and Transmission« German
1 4 Epistemic Shift in Memory and Knowledge DE
1 5 Sound Performance by Elsa M'bala
1 9 UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Performance »Where is your Fire?«
1 7 Sound Performance by Elsa M'bala
1 3 UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Keynote »Music, Knowledge and Transmission« EN
1 1 UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Welcome Remarks by Mahret Ifeoma Kupka EN
1 2 UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Keynote »Recreating Ecologies of Knowledge« EN
1 4 UNEXPECTED LESSONS — Talk » Epistemic Shift in Memory and Knowledge«
1 8 UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Artist Talk »Who heals here?« DE
1 8 UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Artist Talk »Who heals here?« EN
1 6 UNEXPECTED LESSONS – In Nairobi: Decolonization Labour is emotional Labour Vox Pops EN