Exhibition of 'Simulizi - Urban Narratives from Dar es Salam and Berlin'


17 Mar 2017 | 19:00

Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives is an academic, artistic and publishing exchange between Berlin, Germany and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The forthcoming exhibition 'Simulizi Mijini/Urban Narratives' at Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) in Berlin is an open invitation to explore the topic of ‘informal’ urban heritage. It presents the results of collaborations between artists, students and academics based in Tanzania and Germany. Art installations and oral narratives collected during fieldwork in Dar es Salaam and Berlin reveal the complexity behind the immaterial culture of our cities and their identities. What rhythms move Dar's Tandale district, how Turkish is Berlin's beloved Döner? How do women in Tanzania communicate without words, and what histories are hidden in Berlin’s African Quarter? 'Simulizi Mijini/Urban Narratives' tackles these questions and presents intriguing stories gathered from the local people that make up our global metropolises.

Participating artists: Rehema Chachage / Cloud Chatanda / Tellervo + Oliver Kalleinen / KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. + Jan van Esch / Umesh Maddanahalli / Michelle Monareng / Patrick Mudekereza / Paul Ndunguru / Nadin Reschke / Alexander Römer

Curated by: Habitat Unit and ZK/U

FR. 17/03/2017 Vernissage Exhibition at ZK/U

Opening 7 pm // Vernissage Party 10 pm

In cooperation with: Ardhi University / Technische Universität BerlinDar Center for Architectural Heritage / Nafasi Art Space / ANZA

Supported by TURN funds of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

For more information: http://urbannarratives.org/en/
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Detailed program following soon!