1.6.2023 18:30 h
SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN / DEPOT 1
OPENING, KEYNOTE, GET TOGETHER
DURATION 1:45 h
We celebrate the grand opening of the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) 2023 African Futures & the Citizens Programme African Futures - all Around.
The 9th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) "African Futures" aims to explore the continent's critical engagements with the past, present and future of Africa's global interconnections. www.ecasconference.org/2023
On the occasion of the ECAS conference, the City of Cologne, together with representatives of Afro-diasporic groups and organisers such as africologne, invites you to the extensive programme African Futures - All Around: www.african-futures.koeln
6:30 - 6:50 p.m.: Welcome by the Lord Mayor Henriette Reker, the Rector of the University of Cologne Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Axel Freimuth and representatives of the African communities.
18:50 - 19:30 Keynote by Kenyan author Yvonne Adhiambo Owour: Inscribing African Futures - from the Continent to the Galaxies (English with German translation)
19:30 RECEPTION & Get together in the foyer of the Depot
8.15 pm: OPENING of the africologneFESTIVAL in the foyer of the Depot. Greetings by the patron Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture and Media and the patron Aristide Tarnagda, Director of the Récréâtrales-Festival Ouagadougou.
Followed by a screening of SAMSON (admission with screening ticket).