Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design // Project Presentation // Tue, 23rd April 3pm // GZK Conference Room The Project “Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design”, a research which will be included in an exhibition, is empowering an innovative generation of African fashion designers, while supporting them to rethink contemporary “African” fashion. Aiming an exchange, the project is now coming to Kampala, hosting the current program and results in a presentation at Goethe Zentrum Kampala’s Conference room on Tuesday, 23rd April 3pm. Want to know more about the project? Find more information here: http://fashionafricanow.com/2019/03/connecting-afro-futures-fashion-hair-design/Installations and Design Works from Gloria Wavamunno (UG) and Lamula Anderson (UK/ UG) are included in the project. Their current work regarding “Connecting Afro Futures” will be presented in an exhibition, hosted at Thursday, 25th April (starting at 5pm) at 32 Degrees East Ugandan Arts Trust: Connecting Afro Futures ExhibitionMore information: https://pixel.facebook.com/events/302479553777105/WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ‘CONNECTING AFRO FUTURES. FASHION X HAIR X DESIGN’?No longer should the African culture be the inspiration for Western Fashion Designers and should instead be used for cultural and political engagement!The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) Berlin has invited a number of participants from Africa to develop installation projects on the themes of fashion and hair and, at the same time, to initiate a new perspective on the museum context. Aiming an exchange in the different local settings, the initiators started to establish Project Hubs. The Project Hub in Kampala includes the presentation of Connecting Afro Futures at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala, as well as an exhibition by local Designers Gloria Wavamunno and Lamula Anderson, who will present the intermediate results of their current works at 32 Degrees East Ugandan Arts Trust on Thursday, 25th April. Both Designers closely work with the key topics of Connecting Afro Futures: Linking Fashion and Design, as well as the topic “Hair”: traditional African Hairstyles, which to some extent vanished into obscurity as a consequence of colonialism, are being disseminated and made available once again, while being used with confidence in forms of play with the creative expression of identity formation.From August 2019, the results of the previous project stations and collaborations of Connecting Afro Futures will be presented back in Berlin. Fashion x Hair x Design: These topics are “not solely a question of aesthetic aspects; even more important are forms of cultural and political engagement with an emphatically decolonized self-understanding”, the curators, Claudia Banz, Cornelia Lund and Beatrace Angut Oola quote. Artists/ fashion designers involved in Connecting Afro Futures: Lamula Anderson (fashion designer, London/ UK; Kampala/Uganda), Bull Doff (fashion designer, Dakar/ Senegal), Meschac Gaba (artist, Cotonou/ Benin), Jose Hendo (fashion designer, London/ UK, Kampala/ Uganda), Adama Paris (fashion designer, Dakar/ Senegal). With further work by: Diana Ejita (Illustration, Berlin/ Germany), Ken Aicha Sy (Artist/ Curator, Dakar/ Senegal) et.al.
A project of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. More information: https://www.smb.museum/ausstellungen/detail/connecting-afro-futures-fashion-x-hair-x-design.html