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Workshop "Thinking White Backwards: Disrupting Missionary Culture in Zambia through Photography"

Apr 27, 2022 - Apr 28, 2022

April 27th and 28th from 4 till 6 pm

Edith Chiliboy, Patrick Chilashia and Kerstin Hacker propose a workshop across two late afternoons, that will creatively discuss the rupture introduced by missionaries on Zambia’s culture.

The workshop aims to instigate a visual conversation between the religious objects and modern everyday life in Berlin. It will ask the participants to question how these objects can influence their understanding of coloniality and missionary practices on the African continent.

In the first session the artists will challenge participants to experience the religious symbols and produce photographic evidence of their interaction by identifying everyday situations that will be interrupted/ruptured by such symbols. Participants will be asked to recognise the affective response to the symbols in group work. On the second day we will review the photographs with the participants and use craft techniques that will repurpose religious objects into pre-missionary artifacts.

Registration for the workshop is necessary through the email "info@aac-weblab.net". The spots are limited to 10-12 people. 

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2022 - Apr 28, 2022

12049, Berlin

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