Exhibition of 'Simulizi - Urban Narratives from Dar es Salam and Berlin'
Opening Hours Thursday - Sunday: 15:00 to 20:00
Finissage, Sunday 1st of April, 15:00 - 20:00 with Collage Workshop, Film & Food
open from 15-18 o clock
on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th of March
30th, 31st of March and 1st of April
Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives is an open invitation to explore the topic of urban heritage from below, at the intersection of the arts, activism and academia. The project started in September 2015 and has worked towards creating new bridges between Berlin, Germany and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, around the question of shared histories between the two cities. Two summer schools, 10 artist residencies and a symposium in Dar es Salaam have already taken place.
Art installations, multi-media pieces and oral narratives inspired by urban heritage in Dar es Salaam and Berlin explore the complex links between cultural identity and the built environment.
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
The lead Partner of the Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives programme, Habitat Unit (TU Berlin) invited ZK/U & KUNSTrePUBLIK to host residencies and invite artist, produce an art work, as well as hosting the final (documentation) show at the ZK/U. The programme collaborate with two partners in Dar: the first centre for architectural preservation, DARCH and Nafasi Art Space. The programme will involve artist residencies, academic exchanges and research trips, and the collaboration of two magazines on a joint issue (uncube in Berlin and ANZA in Dar). The project is supported by the TURN funds of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
For more information: http://urbannarratives.org/en/