Exploring specific ways in which arts practitioners have reconnected with ideas and local knowledge, often through aspects that don’t immediately seem to be in the world of professional practice such as cooking together, gardening and care work. In so doing, artists and the spaces they hold together are reinventing the ways in which they engage with their various communities and environments.
Taonga Julia Kaseka – Multidisciplinary curator and Director of Modzi Arts (Zambia)
Amy Watson – Independent curator and the current Director of POOL (South Africa)
Ruth Nyambura (responder) – African eco-feminist and organizer (Kenya)
Facilitator: Lindiwe Matshikiza
Beyond Borders is a four-part public webinar series where creative practitioners, scholars and activists reflect on and project towards an even more networked, mobile, supported and supporting Southern African arts sector. It is produced and co-conceptualized by The National Arts Festival in association with the Johannesburg office of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. The webinar series is convened in the context of the conclusion of the more than decade-long collaboration between Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, enabling mobility, exchange and collaboration among arts practitioners and organisations in the Southern African region.