Mar 25

Making a Home for Art in East Africa

at Event Oval, The Diana Center
  • Add to Calendar 2020-03-25 18:00:00 2020-03-25 18:00:00 Making a Home for Art in East Africa The GoDown Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts facility in Nairobi, Kenya, that provides subsidized space and presents a diverse range of programs for artists in the East Africa region. Performer, cultural activist, and founding executive director Joy Mboya discusses the successes and challenges of building the facility into an iconic anchor institution for post-independence Nairobi. Mboya — this spring’s Gildersleeve Professor at Barnard — describes the Centre’s urban-scale interventions, studies, and workshops, as well as the process of curating for GoDown’s diverse communities. Sponsored by the departments of architecture, art history, and Africana studies. arthistory.barnard.edu Event Oval, The Diana Center Barnard barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com UTC public

The GoDown Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts facility in Nairobi, Kenya, that provides subsidized space and presents a diverse range of programs for artists in the East Africa region. Performer, cultural activist, and founding executive director Joy Mboya discusses the successes and challenges of building the facility into an iconic anchor institution for post-independence Nairobi. Mboya — this spring’s Gildersleeve Professor at Barnard — describes the Centre’s urban-scale interventions, studies, and workshops, as well as the process of curating for GoDown’s diverse communities. Sponsored by the departments of architecture, art history, and Africana studies.

arthistory.barnard.edu

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