Eröffnung: Digital Imaginaries – Africas in Production
On a mobile phone display an elephant appears in Augmented Reality
Research and exhibition project in Dakar, Johannesburg and Karlsruhe
Fri, 16.11.2018, 7 pm CET

Africa is changing – radically – and digitization is playing a pivotal role. On this continent that has the world’s youngest population, digital practices are emerging that transform Africa’s societies and their global perception.

Apps and digital content developed in Africa are increasingly entering the global technosphere. African digital infrastructures meanwhile remain marked by local and global asymmetries despite the widespread use of mobile phones. New forms of digital inequality are accompanying the rise of a number of well-connected digital hubs and scenes. African digital innovations and practices still rely on infrastructures dominated by the Global North, and increasingly also by China.

The exhibition and research project »Digital Imaginaries«, which was developed in collaboration with partners in Dakar and Johannesburg, takes this contradictory diversity of digital phenomena in Africa as its point of departure. 

We cordially invite you to the exhibition opening on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7 pm in the foyer!

Organization / Institution
In cooperation with Kër Thiossane, the independent center for digital art, and the Afropixel Festival in Dakar, the Wits Art Museum and Fak’ugesi Festival of African Digital Innovation in Johannesburg.