AFRASIAN MEMORY POLITICS AND ETHICS
READING SESSION 30.05.2023 18:00
WITH John Njenga Karugia
LANGUAGE The event takes place in English
FREE ENTRY ㅤDonations welcome
ACCESS ㅤOur space is accessible by wheelchair
DRINKS ㅤAre available at our mobile bar
On Tuesdays, we meet in the library (?) where in addition to our filled shelves, you also find a selection of texts in conversation with the exhibition on view, which is currently INDIGO WAVES AND OTHER STORIES.
This Tuesday, the selection will be activated through readings of published texts and research material by John Njenga Karugia who is a researcher also participating in the exhibition chapter at Gropius Bau. We invite you to engage with writings and researches around the Afrasian Sea by asking questions concerning memory politics and ethics: What memories connect Afrasian spaces and places and how did they emerge? What challenges exist within Afrasian spaces as regards how memories interact within various memory cultures across Afrasia? What can we learn about "doing memory" within cosmopolitan spaces?
JOHN NJENGA KARUGIA is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin within the De:Link // Re:Link research project which is analyzing China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He has also researched on Indian Ocean Memories at Goethe University Frankfurt within the AFRASO project.
SAVVY.DOC CURATION Onur Çimen and Sagal Farah
CURATION READING SESSION Hajra Haider Karrar
IMAGE Depiction of a giraffe which was brought from Malindi, Kenya, to Beijing, China, in 1415 by Zheng He as a tribute for the emperor Yong'le.