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Join an afternoon of talks and conversation to launch the Conviviality and Contamination project. The event promises both stimulating content and engaging conversations, featuring input from:

  • Thomas Hylland Eriksen (writer and leading social anthropologist) on ’The Future of Biological and Cultural Diversity in the Anthropocene’
  • Teta Diana (musician, curator and activist) and Laura Balboa (designer, researcher and community radio producer) on ‘Crafting Convivial Cultures’
  • Oscar Hemer and other members of the project, on ‘Conviviality and Contamination’

The project brings together authors, artists and academics to explore the concept of conviviality through practices of literary contamination, resulting in new forms of writing at the intersections between literary, scholarly and political engagement.

Read more about the Conviviality and Contamination project 

This launch event will be followed by a literary evening on the theme of ‘Writing the Afropolitan City’ at Orkanen Library, featuring three of South Africa’s leading authors:

  • Masande Ntshanga
  • Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
  • Ivan Vladislavic

The authors will be in conversation with Professor Oscar Hemer.

Please see the separate listing for the evening event for more information:

Writing the Afropolitian City

These are hybrid events, taking place at Malmö University and on Zoom. If you plan to attend, please sign up:

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This programme is presented in collaboration with the Rethinking Democracy research platform (REDEM), the Communication for Development (ComDev) Masters course, and PARSE Journal (Platform for Artistic Research Sweden).