The event presents artistic and academic approaches that critically question African fashion and hairstyles as well as the related discourses from a contemporary and historical perspective.


Mwangi Hutter (artists, Ludwigshafen):
Film screening “This Contemplated Self” and discussion

Carol Tulloch (Chelsea College of Arts, London):
“Back to the Future: Natural Hair in the 21st Century”

Elke Gaugele (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna):
“Fashion and Post-Colonial Critique”

Noliwe Rooks (Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University):
„Playing with Race, Battling Aesthetics”

Tamar Clarke-Brown, Isaac Kariuki (artists, London/Nairobi):
“CBT & coding for (in)visibility”

Maseho (artist/voice performer, Hamburg), Saliou Cisshoko (musician, Hamburg):
“It’s a Brand – not just a Continent – Storytelling about textile design made in Africa through the ages”, performance

Moderation: Cornelia Lund
With discussions and Q & A from the audience.

Event in English.


Re-Coding African Fashion and Hairstyles

Design Talk

Lecture | Screening | Performance | Panel discussion

Offers for: Adults
Date: Fri 18.10.2019 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Kulturforum
Meeting point: Vortragssaal Kunstgewerbemuseum
Price: Free of charge
Registration: no booking/prior registration required
Exhibition: Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design
Collection: Kunstgewerbemuseum
Event serie: Event series

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