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AtWork Kampala 2015 – Presentation

February 12, 2015

”Should I take off my shoes?” A simple question that started a complex debate. AtWork Kampala workshop has started on Monday and since then 20 students and post graduates have been questioning everything they thought they knew about themselves, their cultures, their identities. The certainties, the preconceptions, the conventions have been crumbling down like sand castles. Every posed question opened a new perspective, a new door, a new interpretation of their daily artistic practices. Stimulated daily by Simon Njami and the two workshop facilitators Lilian Nabulime and George Kyeyune, they have been the critiques and the critiqued, the observers and the observed. With every hour their awareness of who they are and who they want to be has been evolving and expanding. All this reflection and internal questioning will find its creative expression on the pages of the notebooks, which they are currently personalizing and creating, as a final output of the workshop, which will be presented at a public exhibition in March.

The notebooks will be finished tomorrow afternoon, Friday, and we will be opening the event to the public for an open session and discussion. We are happy to invite you to join us at Makerere Art Gallery tomorrow, Friday, February 13th, at 4:30 PM, to learn more about the workshop, ask questions to Simon Njami and interact with the students and lettera27 representatives directly.

AtWork format is conceived by Simon Njami and lettera27. The Kampala chapter is being organized in partnership with Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration, and Maisha Foundation.

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