Time & Location: Saturdays from 3 – 4 p.m., GIC Hall (1st Floor)
Speaker: Maria Lind (Sweden)
Topic: Contact and Conflict Zones in and Around Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall
Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm, where she was born in 1966. She is the director of Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, and the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale. She will talk about her work with Tensta konsthall, an art center in the suburb of Tensta in Stockholm.
Speaker: Emmanuel Ntegamaherezo (Rwanda)
Topic: A Brief History of Rwanda and Rwandan Culture
Rwanda is country that is located in central Africa. Due to its geographical position in Africa, it is called a country in the heart of Africa. Its citizens are Rwandans and their mother language is Kinyarwanda.
All Rwandans from North to South, West to East, have the same culture and speak the same language (Kinyarwanda). English and French are spoken by people who have gone to school and are also the languages of administration, including Kinyarwanda.
Rwanda had a genocide in 1994 (the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi) whereby Rwandans killed their fellow Rwandans (more than 1,000,000 people were murdered). Genocide devastated the country to the extent that there was almost nothing when it finally ended in July 1994. From July 1994 until present-day, the country has registered miracle developments in all sectors of life, including the economy, education, health, infrastructure and politics.
Speaker: Mamadou Cisse (Senegal)
Topic: Senegal, a Country of West Africa – Link between Religion, Politics and Culture
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