Mpho Matsipa: Fugitivity and African Spatial Imaginaries

Event, in English, Shaughnessy House, 10 July, 6pm

Mpho Matsipa will speak on fugitivity and African spatial imaginaries as part of the workshop and seminar series Toolkit for Today: Archival Absencing. Matsipa’s seminar will explore how contemporary African urban narratives about the past, present, and near-future might be informed by contemporary urban transformations in African cities. Matsipa will discuss various commissions included in the exhibition African Mobilities—including a short, speculative animated film set in Lagos, created by Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous and Lagosian Wale Lawal as part of their Mad Horse City submission.

Mpho Matsipa is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning, New York, and lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Architecture and Planning, Johannesburg. She is a researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research and co-investigator on an Andrew Mellon research grant on Urban Mobilities. She has curated several exhibitions including the South Africa Pavilion in the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2008), African Mobilities at the Architekturmuseum, Munich (2018), and Studio-X Johannesburg (2014–2016).

Attendance is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

Free, fully insured childcare is available for kids three years and up who can use the washroom independently, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Offered in collaboration with The Lion and The Mouse. If you would like to bring children, please indicate so when you RSVP.

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