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The Assembly #4 - Decolonization, representation and power in the contemporary cultural scenario

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Futures Photography
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October 14, 2020
Watch now The Assembly #4 - Decolonization, representation and power in the contemporary cultural scenario. In this talk organized by Camera - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, the curator Giangavino Pazzola invited Igiaba Scego and Nicola Lo Calzo.

Starting from their related research and experiences, the writer Igiaba Scego (Rome, 1974) and the artist Nicola Lo Calzo (Turin, 1976) will discuss crucial topics like decolonization, representation and power in the contemporary cultural scenario. Commonly grounded in the fields of post-colonial and critical studies, their researches appear as textual and visual attempts of re-reading the African diaspora, not only in the historical colonial contexts but also from the perspective of its heritage in the Western countries and cultures. Based in Rome, Scego is an Italian writer, journalist, and activist of Somalian origin who published books and international articles related to the above mentioned topics mixed with autobiographical dynamics. Nicola Lo Calzo is an Italian photographer based in Paris. He is developing Cham, a long period visual research about the colonial slavery and its consequences in ordinary life.

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