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Bamako '05. African photography meetings. Another world

Translating the world from Africa



Africa is a radical focus for some of the main problems facing humankind as a whole, but it also offers some highly innovative pointers for reading and interpreting the contemporary world. Rather than a stereotypical approach, this is a debate about African contributions to the rebirth of a new global scale Humanism.


5 p.m First Session

Speakers: Jean and John Comaroff, Professors of Anthropology at the University of Chicago "Violence and Disorder: the African Exception?". Deborah Posel, Director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg "What Are the Prospects for a Postcolonial Humanism? Notes from South Africa".

Presented and moderated by: Pep Subirós, Curator of the exhibition «Bamako 05. Another World».

7.30 p.m. Second Session

Speakers: Dipesh Chakrabarty Professor of History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago "Difference and Alterity in the Postcolonial World". Achille Mbembe , Professor of History and Politics, University of the Witwatersrand Researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) "The Africanisation of the World".

Presented and moderated by: Josep Ramoneda, director of the CCCB.

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