A talks and discussion session hosted by Fak’ugesi Festival in association with Digital Imaginaries, expanding on the second leg of a three city project, which started in Dakar, Senegal in May and will conclude in Karlsruhe, Germany in November 2018. This second leg at WAM – Digital Imaginaries: Premonitions, is a collaboration between social scientists and artists, imagines and critiques.
Fak’ugesi Talks: Premonition and Digital Imaginaries is a talks series explores how digital data practices shift how uncertain futures are anticipated and predicted. This will take place alongside the exhibition to engage an exploratory debate on questions surrounding visual research, data, knowledge and decolonisation in a globalised information society.
Program will include a tour of the exhibition and a focus in on the subject of vernacular algorithms, followed by a series of talks with leading theorists, philosophers and artists including Sarah Nuttal, Achille Mbembe, Richard Rottenburg, Oulimata Gueye and more. Program finalisation in process.
Digital Imaginaries is a joined project of Kër Thiossane and Afropixel Festival in Dakar, Wits Art Museum and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Johannesburg, and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, funded by the TURN fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). The workshop series Competences and Visions for the Digitization of Africa in Dakar and Johannesburg is financed by the GIZ commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.