Lithuania / Senegal
The National Kaunas Drama Theatre, founded in 1920, is Lithuania's oldest professional theater. With a diverse ensemble of 50 actors and guest performers, they offer a repertoire of approximately 40 performances spanning various genres for audiences of all ages. The theater is home to five stages, hosting around 350 events annually and prioritizing international collaboration, co-productions, and global visibility.
RAW Material Company is an African center for art, knowledge, and society, emphasizing curatorial practice, art education, residencies, and knowledge production. They aim to nurture artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa, with a transdisciplinary program that draws inspiration from various fields. Located in Dakar, their Zone B space, a renovated 1950s residential home, serves as a focal point for research on architecture and urban planning's role in shaping contemporary discourse in African cities.
Poland / Zambia
ART TRANSPARENT Contemporary Art Foundation, established in 2005 in Wrocław, is dedicated to advancing contemporary art and social causes through local and national projects, as well as their initiatives. They aim to promote contemporary art and foster open-mindedness while engaging with the public to address societal issues. The foundation emphasizes the significant role of contemporary art in social development, participating in initiatives with social, educational, and anti-discriminatory themes, and addressing the complexities of historical and individual trauma.
The Women's History Museum of Zambia, founded in 2017, is dedicated to researching and preserving African indigenous narratives, particularly those centered on women. They collaborate with indigenous communities to create digital platforms and tools, aiming to make this heritage accessible, challenge colonial knowledge asymmetries, and influence future knowledge production.
Celebrating Excellence: Kathrine Nedrejord’s Nomination for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize
Norwegian author Kathrine Nedrejord, who played a vital role in our Deconfining Project during the Bodø2024 Writers’ Residency, has been nominated for the prestigious Nordic Council’s Literature Prize!
The Second DECONFINING Partner Forum
The forum brought together 28 members, representatives of partners and participating organizations, and provided an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better, laying the foundation for successful future cooperation.
Selected Artists for Deconfining’s 2024 Residencies in Poland and Tanzania
The ART TRANSPARENT Foundation (Wrocław) and Nafasi Art Space (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) decided on six individuals who will soon be visiting these respective countries, participating in research residencies, and creating new works in the field of video art.
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