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Here you can look up the recorded events.
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Latitude Festival © Goethe-Institut

Official Opening by Johannes Ebert und Michelle Müntefering

Johannes Ebert (Secretary General Goethe-Institut) opens the Latitude Festival. Michelle Müntefering (Minister of State) sends an address of welcome from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany in Berlin.

Opening Talk of the Latitude Festival © Goethe-Institut

Opening Talk

Opening talk with Nanjira Sambuli (political scientist and digital strategist, Nairobi), Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher, New York City), Nikita Dhawan (political scientist, Berlin), Prasanna Oommen (moderator, Cologne)

Alternative Possibilities Towards Self-reliance © Goethe-Institut

Alternative Possibilities Towards Self-reliance

Panel with João Roxo (designer and visual strategist, Maputo), Russel Hlongwane (cultural producer and consultant, Durban), James Shikwati (economist, Nairobi), moderator: Molemo Moiloa (artist and curator, Johannesburg)

Colonastics / by Joana Tischkau © Goethe-Institut

Colonastics / Joana Tischkau (Part 1)

Video-Performance by Joana Tischkau (Choreographer and performer, Berlin)

Good Question, Next Question © Goethe-Institut

Good Question, Next Question: Decolonise the Internet!

Video chain reaction with Malcolm Ohanwe (journalist, Munich), Lorena Jaume-Palasí (ethics & technology, Berlin), Renata Ávila Pinto (lawyer and activist, Guatemala City), Reem Al-Masri (journalist and net activist, Amman)

Heartbeats © Goethe-Institut

Heartbeats & Poetry / Eric 1key (Part 1)

Artistic interventions with and by Eric 1key (poet, MC and performer, Kigali)

Das Internet neu denken: Wege zur digitalen Gleichstellung © Goethe-Institut

Re-imagining the Internet: Roadmaps to Digital Equality

Panel with Nanjira Sambuli (political scientist, Nairobi), Renata Ávila Pinto (lawyer and activist, Guatemala City), Esra'a Al Shafei (activist, Bahrain), Mi You (curator and lecturer, Cologne)

 Art Criticism as Writing Exercise: Dialogue About the Work of Thó Simões © Goethe-Institut

Art Criticism as Writing Exercise: Dialogue About the Work of Thó Simões [PT]

Conversation with Thó Simões (artist, Malanje), Renata Martins (curator, journalist and art critic, Bonn) | Language: Portugese

 Art Criticism as Writing Exercise: Dialogue About the Work of Thó Simões © Goethe-Institut

Art Criticism as Writing Exercise: Dialogue About the Work of Thó Simões [EN]

Conversation with Thó Simões (artist, Malanje), Renata Martins (curator, journalist and art critic, Bonn) 

Resisting Extractivism © Goethe-Institut

Resisting Extractivism

Panel with Lotte Arndt (cultural theorist, Paris), Rachel O'Reilly (artist and curator, Berlin/Brisbane), Sammy Baloji (artist, Brussels/Lubumbashi), Elena Agudio (curator, Berlin)

Live Filmtalk © Goethe-Institut

Film talk

Karina Griffith, curator of the film programme Camera Memory for Human Forgetfulness, in conversation with filmmakers Thirza Cuthand (filmmaker, Toronto) and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor (artist, filmmaker and community organiser, London)

Tagesrückblick | Tag 1 © Goethe-Institut

Review of the first festival day

The moderator of the Latitude Festival, Prasanna Oommen, looks back on a successful first festival day, filled with a large number of interesting and important debates. 

Restition as an Ethical and Legal Challenge © Goethe-Institut

Learning from Each Other: Resititution as an Ethical and Legal Challenge

Panel with Leora Bilsky (lawyer, Tel Aviv), Larissa Förster (cultural and social anthropologist, Berlin), Alexander Herman (lawyer, London/Toronto), John Nakuta (lawyer, Windhoek), Ayisha Osori (author and consultant, Dakar) 

Travelling Kitchen with Food Explorer Ozoz Sokoh © Goethe-Institut

Travelling Kitchen with Food Explorer Ozoz Sokoh

With Ozoz Sokoh (food explorer, Lagos), Luciana Santos dos Reis (Researcher and Yakekerê, Salvador)

Colonastics / by Joana Tischkau © Goethe-Institut

Colonastics / Joana Tischkau (Part 2)

Video-Performance by Joana Tischkau (Choreographer and performer, Berlin)

Heartbeats & Poetry © Goethe-Institut

Heartbeats & Poetry / Eric 1key (Part 2)

Artistic interventions with and by Eric 1key (poet, MC and performer, Kigali)

How museums move into the future © Goethe-Institut

How Museums Move Into the Future

Panel with Tonya Nelson (lawyer and art historian, London), Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (museum director, Leipzig), Manuela Bauche (historian, Berlin), Latika Gupta (art historian, Delhi), Ciraj Rassool (historian, Cape Town), Keyna Eleison (curator and art critic, Rio de Janeiro)

Feministische und dekoloniale Allianzen im Kino © Goethe-Institut

Feminist and Decolonial Alliances in the Cinema [PT]

Panel with Émilie B. Guerétte (filmmaker, Montreal), Sabrina Fidalgo (filmmaker, Brazil), Graciela Guarani (filmmaker, Brazil) and Peggy Nkunga Ndona (filmmaker, Congo/Canada) | Language: Portugese

Feministische und dekoloniale Allianzen im Kino © Goethe-Institut

Feminist and Decolonial Alliances in the Cinema [EN]

Panel with Émilie B. Guerétte (filmmaker, Montreal), Sabrina Fidalgo (filmmaker, Brazil), Graciela Guarani (filmmaker, Brazil) and Peggy Nkunga Ndona (filmmaker, Congo/Canada) 

The mourning citizen © Andreas Elifas

The Mourning Citizen / Trixie Munyama

Video Performance (Duration: 29 Min) by Trixie Munyama (choreographer und performer, Windhoek), the work was commissioned by the Latitude festival
More about this performance
 

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“The mourning citizen” — Talk with Vitjitua Ndjiharine and Prasanna Oommen © Goethe-Institut

“The mourning citizen” — Talk with Vitjitua Ndjiharine and Prasanna Oommen

Vitjitua Ndjiharine and Prasanna Oommen about the performance “The mourning citizen.” The performance was commissioned as part of the Latitude Festival.

Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising Archives © Goethe-Institut

Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising Archives

Reading and Panel with film makers, scientists and artists from Africa and Europe

While we wait © Goethe-Institut

While We Wait – Tanzanian Artistic Production in Times of Corona / by Vicensia Shule

Interviews with Tumaini Mwambasi (theatre, film & voice actor), Juma Rajab (actor & sound producer), Thobias Minzi (painter & film producer) and Vitali Maembe (community musician) with prologue and epilogue from Vicensia Shule (theatre, film and online content producer).

While we wait © Goethe-Institut

Conversation with Vicensia Shule

Vicensia Shule in conversation with Prasanna Oommen 

Decolonise architecture © Goethe-Institut

Decolonize Architecture Now / with Pascale Obolo, Assumpta Mugiraneza, Katharina Hey [FR]

Video-Performance by Pascale Obolo, followed by conversation with Assumpta Mugiraneza (sociologist, Kigali), Pascale Obolo (filmmaker, Paris), Moderation: Katharina Hey (Director Goethe-Institut, Kigali) | Language: French

Decolonise architecture © Goethe-Institut

Decolonize Architecture Now / with Pascale Obolo, Assumpta Mugiraneza, Katharina Hey [EN]

Video-Performance by Pascale Obolo, followed by conversation with Assumpta Mugiraneza (sociologist, Kigali), Pascale Obolo (filmmaker, Paris), Moderation: Katharina Hey (Director Goethe-Institut, Kigali)

Colonastics / by Joana Tischkau © Goethe-Institut

Colonastics / Joana Tischkau (Part 3)

Video-Performance by Joana Tischkau (Choreographer and performer, Berlin)

Talk with Joana Tischkau © Goethe-Institut

Conversation with Joana Tischkau

Joana Tischkau in conversation with Prasanna Oommen 

Good Question, Next Question © Goethe-Institut

Good Question, Next Question: Idenitity

Video chain reaction with Malcolm Ohanwe (journalist, Munich), Urvashi Butalia (author and publisher, Delhi), Nelago Shilongoh (theatre producer and actress, Windhoek), Keyna Eleison (Curator, Rio de Janeiro)

Surpressed memory © Goethe-Institut

Suppressed Memory: Identity and the Politics of Memory on Trial

Panel with Urvashi Butalia (author and publisher, Delhi), Nelago Shilongoh (theatre producer and actress, Windhoek), Mark Terkessidis (freelance author and migration researcher, Berlin), moderator: René Aguigah (moderator and journalist, Berlin)

Rethinking Institutions © Goethe-Institut

Rethinking Institutions

Panel with Sonja Anders (Theatre Director of Schauspiel Hannover), Johannes Ebert (Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut, Munich), Natalie Bayer (Head of FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum), moderator: Prasanna Oommen (moderator, Cologne) 

Afro-Perspective – Afro-Reference © Goethe-Institut

Afro-Perspective —
Afro-Reference [PT]

with Aldri Anunciação (author and dramaturg, Salvador), Diego Araúja (artist and theatre director, Salvador), Laís Machado (artist and performer, Salvador) | Language: Portugese

Afro-Perspective – Afro-Reference © Goethe-Institut

Afro-Perspective —
Afro-Reference [EN]

with Aldri Anunciação (author and dramaturg, Salvador), Diego Araúja (artist and theatre director, Salvador), Laís Machado (artist and performer, Salvador)

After it`s all said © Goethe-Institut

After It’s All Said [PT]

Conversation with Denise Ferreira da Silva (philosopher, Vancouver), Laís Machado (transdisciplinary artist and performer, Salvador), MuSa Michelle Mattiuzzi (performer, São Paulo) | Language: Portugese

After it`s all said © Goethe-Institut

After It’s All Said [EN]

Conversation with Denise Ferreira da Silva (philosopher, Vancouver), Laís Machado (transdisciplinary artist and performer, Salvador), MuSa Michelle Mattiuzzi (performer, São Paulo) 

Schlussbemerkungen © Goethe-Institut

Closing Remarks

Reflection by Nikita Dhawan (scientist and theorist, Berlin)

Concert by Nyangombe © Goethe-Institut

NYANGOMBE

Short film "Catégorie intermédiaire" by Rachel Nyangombe
Concert by Nyangombe from minute 3:16
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Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions: Who Does Sound Belong to? © EL BOUM

Listening Sessions: Who Does Sound Belong to? (Part 1) / with Joseph Kamaru and Sven Kacirek

The discourse surrounding postcolonialism and its public understanding is currently strongly biased towards the restitution of material cultural goods. But there are questions concerning the idea of “ownership” even with regard to intangible items of cultural heritage and who is authorised to handle them. It is essential to take a closer look at structures, which are characterised by colonial developments, for instance in the music industry. In terms of music and sound, what value should we attach to original, copy, amalgam, bricolage, (un)authorised appropriation, mix and sample?

Presentation: Joseph Kamaru & Sven Kacirek
Concept & Organisation: Jörg Süßenbach & Nathalie Feldmann

Listening Sessions: Who Does Sound Belong to? (Part 2) / with Joseph Kamaru and Sven Kacirek

The discourse surrounding postcolonialism and its public understanding is currently strongly biased towards the restitution of material cultural goods. But there are questions concerning the idea of “ownership” even with regard to intangible items of cultural heritage and who is authorised to handle them. It is essential to take a closer look at structures, which are characterised by colonial developments, for instance in the music industry. In terms of music and sound, what value should we attach to original, copy, amalgam, bricolage, (un)authorised appropriation, mix and sample?

Latitude on Air

Latitude on Air© EL BOUM

​Lethal racism. Structures and change. With Olad Aden, Diana Arce & Saraya Gomis

The current uprising against racist continuities and it’s lethal consequences in the USA are reactions toward structural discriminations that have been determined since generations. Olad Aden, Saraya Gomis, Diana Arce and Natascha Nassir-Shahnian will discuss the relevance of the US-American situation for a German and European context.

​The artist and the community: Alafuro Sikoki

Alafuro Sikoki-Coleman is an industrial designer and conceptual artist. She is the founder of Studio Sikoki, a design + art + research facility where she explores the dynamics between the object, user and the environment. Marc-André Schmachtel spoke with Alafuro Sikoki.

​The struggle for a decolonial environmental justice. Interview with Malcom Ferdinand

Malcom Ferdinand is a researcher from the Caribbean whose focus is on the Black Atlantic and particularly the Caribbean and explores the relations between current ecological crises and the colonial history of modernity. Marc-André Schmachtel in conversation with Malcom Ferdinand.

​Pluriversal Radio - Pluriversal resistance

Extractivism, colonial legacies and neo-colonisation in Scandinavia – Featuring readings by akcg (anna kindgren and carina gunnars), mirko nikolić and Elin Mar Øyen Vister and a conversation with Beaska Niilas. Beaska Niilas is a Sámi land /water protector, culture carrier, duojár, actor and NSR politician from the Deatnu area in Sápmi.

​Moriro and the Maangharmuch / Karachi Beach Radio

The story of „Moriro and Maangharmuch“ is a symbol of repair and hope; of putting things right in the face of a much more powerful adversary and that too, by the spirit of a powerless human being. Afterwards the two producer of the radioplay Julia Tieke and Yamniay Chaudhri talk to presenter Georg Milz.

The political economy of knowledge - Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui & Silvia Federici in discussion

The two feminist thinkers and activists elaborate on issues of extraction, and on what Rivera Cusicanqui calls the “political economy of knowledge”, the strategical appropriation of discourses. The conversation is moderated by Elena Agudio and Monaí de Paula Antunes.
 

Gold & Coal produced and composed by Daniel Kötter and Marcin Lenarczyk

Gold & Coal is a Indonesian-German collaboration that examines how mining influences geography, economy and the reallocation of people. In connecting the contexts of the world largest copper and gold mine in Timika, West Papua and the postindustrial landscapes at the former brown coalfield at the GDR around Leipzig. 
Read while Listening: Libretto [PDF, DE]

​Norient in Nairobi - Kenya’s music hub

So-called bedroom producers produce their music in Kenya's capital in small studios at home or with friends - in poor and rich districts. An hour with two features on voices and sound from Nairobi and a talk by Thomas Burkhalter (Norient) and artist Alai K presented by Georg Milz. Alai K rounds up the show with a live set of his music project Disco Vumbi.

​Artist interview: Filipa César and Moises Gonzales

Filipa César and Moises Gonzales discuss the resistant cultures that emerged in spite of colonial enslavement and forced social formations. They will refer to the documentary Quantum Creole and the book Nación Genízara.

​Gaza Protokoll - Crossing borders (Israel/Palestina)

The radio play Gaza Protocol was created as part of a theater project in Gaza City that started in August 2019 in cooperation with Palestinian authors and theater centering around the Said Al Mishal Theater, which was bombed in August 2018. Followed by an interview with Maxi Obexer by Marc-André Schmachtel. | Language: German

Interview with Neo Munyanga about MAKEdbA in Exile

Composer Neo Muyanga speaks to Marc-André Schmachel about his radioplay: MAKEdbA is a sonic installation performing as a record of this pervasive sense of exile, concomitant with its phantasmagoria of horror: a threat that deep hopeless may soon triumph.
 

​Corrupted Archives - Transposition and Representation / Andre Damião

Corrupted Archives (Transposition and Representation) is a radio essay that proposes a subjective reflection on the inability to represent a part of traditional Brazilian culture through the manipulation of their phonographic records by using different electronic media.

​Museums as Crime Scenes

How did the modern development of academic knowledge in the name of a colonial mission civilisatrice obscure processes of theft, loot, and violence? A Conversation with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, and Jonas Tinius.

FESTAC ‘77, a mixtape by Chimurenga

FESTAC 77 is a mind blowing trip through the African music scene of the late 70s. Ntone Edjabe put together a collage of original sound recordings from the international festival of African Arts and Culture held in Lagos.
 

​Indigenizing from Birth- Influences & life experiences

Shawna Shandiin Sunrise describes the “Native American Showbusiness of Culture”, from stories of travelling throughout the US in a camper, visiting all the tribal reservations and dancing in powwows in the 80’s to the movers and groovers of the Indigenous World in Art, Music, Movement & Culture.

​A riot is the language of the unheard by Zuri Maria Daiß and Florian Fricke

Black lives never mattered. The United States are again shocked by Race Riots. How is this as well a European problem? How does White Supremacy look like, how do we recognize it and fight it?

​The politics of abandonment

Bilgin Ayata, Edna Bonhomme, and Maria Magdalena Campos Pons deliberate on the politics of abandonment and the hierarchies of lives in times of Covid-19. The discussion is moderated by Elena Agudio.

​Multidirectional memory

We investigate the question of a multi-perspective memory culture in a diverse society with migration researcher Mark Terkessidis and Holocaust researcher Michael Rothberg. Moderation: Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska, Goethe-Institut.

​Reframing the frames: a contextualisation with Richard Pithouse

Richard Pithouse is, amongst other, the editor of New Frame, the co-ordinator of the Johannesburg office of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and an Associate Professor at the Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WiSER). He will be in discussion to contextualize the current post-colonialism debate from a global perspective.

​Migrant identities - musical identities

A musical survey by Sebastian Reier. A tour de force through the history of Turkish pop music in Germany. With music by Baris Manco, Derdiyoklar and many more. | Sprache: Deutsch

​bi'bak audio: transnational community building

bi'bakaudio is a program of curated listening events that aims to find audiophile approaches to music, society and politics and invites the listener to hear the musical traces of a post migrant society.

​It’s a structural thing: decoding the cultural codes of infrastructures.

Are the structures that so much of contemporary daily life revolve around culturally coded? This is a discussion about how technology works and how it could be otherwise. With: Nora Al Badri, Annie Goh, Seda Guerses

​Recoding Music: Has the internet truly brought autonomy to musicians? (via Feminist Internet)

The Internet has changed the way we make, share and listen to music. Now, more than ever, female and non binary artists should have the opportunity to be heard on their own terms.

​Hardi Kurda: Everything is illegal

The composer and sound artist Hardi Kurda questions the legitimacy of the legitimate and the construction of illegality. He meets with the voice performer Nina Guo for a telepathic live radio performance into the borderlands of social order. | Sprache: Englisch

​Carte blanche: Panafrican Space Station

“Conversations with poets who refuse to speak" The Pan African Space Station and its pilot Ntone Edjabe (Chimurenga) present a fascinating mix of music, contexts and perspectives.