Sub-Project 5: Conference Panel on ECAS Lisbon, 2013:

In the context of ECAS 2013, we invited interdisciplinary perspectives from literature, cinema and art studies, visual anthropology and cultural studies on our research interest. We asked for different projections of the future from Africa and how these imaginations are traceable in art, film, and popcultures. How are they related to historical moments: revolutions, independences and the aftermaths? How can they (re-)define historical events? How can new images, imaginations, concepts of future be generated? How do aesthetic practice and politics relate in situations of change? Is there an “agency of images” (Gell 1998) in visualizations of revolutions and liberation movements?

Full panel outline, time and participants can be found on the ECAS-homepage.