Posts tagged ‘Africa’

Book Launch & Photo Exhibition: Everyday Africa, May 10-28 2017 @ Alliance Française


Opening: May 10, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

Until: May 28, 2017

EVERYDAY AFRICA
Everyday Africa is a collective of 30 photographers sharing images of daily life (in many forms and from across the continent) on a shared Instagram feed in an effort to transcend the usual clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. The project began in 2012 and has since sparked a global movement – there are dozens of “Everyday” projects focused on broadening our understanding of cities, countries, regions, and continents worldwide.

This exhibition is organized on the occasion of the African Launch of their new book ‘Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent’.

At the launch, a theatrical performance will bring to life this social media project, using the comments and conversations sparked by the photography on Instagram as source for the script.

The featured photographers are: Nana Kofi Acquah, Jana Asenbrennerová, Girma Berta, Guillaume Bonn, Barry Christianson, Daouda Corera, Peter DiCampo, Edward Echwalu, Laura El-Tantawy, Yagazie Emezi, Andrew Esiebo, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Jane Hahn, Idil Ibrahim, Mahmoud Khattab, Lindsay Mackenzie, Austin Merrill, Holly Pickett, Whitney Richardson, Christina Rizk, Tom Saater, Sameer Satchu, Allison Shelley, Charlie Shoemaker, Ricci Shryock, Nichole Sobecki, Sara Terry, Ley Uwera, Shannon Jensen Wedgwoodstage.

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May 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Democracy My Piss, Apr. 28 – May 26 2016 @ Kuona Trust

Democracy my piss
Opening: April 28, 2016
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Runs Until: May 28, 2016

About
This is an art project and exhibition looking at democracy in Africa, taking common observations of political elections in Africa as a starting point.

Often ‘democracy’ in Africa is established by the cycle: Queue – Voting – Dispute/Violence/Compromise – Long years between elections – Stasis – Queue. African politics feature accounts of unconstitutional extension of presidential terms, manipulation of electoral laws, party hopping, patronage and violence, and very rare nominal transitions when an incumbent is out-voted.

On the other end are ordinary people who are subjects to these politics being positioned as bit-players, pawns, the supporting cast to a centralized system of influential men and women but still they queue in millions to vote. Are they exercising a right denied for too long? Is there a need to make a mark even though that mark is mostly ignored? Is democracy an experiment? Is Africa defining its own kind of democracy?

http://kuonatrust.org/democracy-my-piss/

April 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak: the world and Africa in 2015 by Aly-Khan Satchu, Jan. 31 2015 @ Intercontinental Hotel

Alykhan Jan
Date: January 31, 2015
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel – Nairobi
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Entry: Free [rsvp: info@rich.co.ke]

Presentation by Aly-Khan Satchu – CEO Rich Management Ltd

January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Mindspeak: The challenges facing Kenya & Africa by IMF MD Christine Lagarde, Jan. 6 2013 @ Inter-Con Nairobi

Challenges Facing Africa
Date: January 6, 2013
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Time: Seated by 1500 Hrs for 1530 to 1700 Hrs
Entry: Prior Invite [RSVP – marmbithi@gmail.com cc info@rich.co.ke]

Chief Guest: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Co-hosted by Aly – Khan Satchu and Vimal Shah

January 6, 2014 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Aly-Khan Satchu’s #Mindspeak Co-hosted with Vimal Shah: Guest IMF MD Christine Lagarde, Jan. 6 2013 @ Inter-Con Nairobi

Challenges Facing Africa
Date: January 6, 2013
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Time: 1530-1700 Hrs
Entry: Prior Invite

Chief Guest: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde

About
Aly-Khan Satchu is the CEO of RICH.CO.KE and convenor of mindspeak.
Prominent guests to grace mindspeak sessions in the past include sitting African heads of state [HE Paul Kagame & HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni], European Ministers [HE Didier Reynders – Belgian Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Ms. Lilianne Ploumen – Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation of the Netherlands] and industry captains.

Vimal Shah is the CEO of Bidco Oil Refineries and Chairman of Kenya Private Sector Alliance

Essential reads on M/s Christine Lagarde: The Guardian’s Christine Lagarde: can the head of the IMF save the euro? by Decca Aitkenhead

December 19, 2013 at 11:07 am Leave a comment


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