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African Time: A New World-Thinking, part of the 2021 Gwendolen M. Carter Lectures on Africa

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, November 12, 2021 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Next up in The Carter Lectures 2021 is African Time: A New World-Thinking by Qudus Onikeku. Qudus Onikeku is Maker-in-Residence and research assistant professor at the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship.

    His current research looks into the last five years of his accidental entrepreneurial work with the QDanceCenter in Lagos. Alongside his partner Hajarat Alli, they will be developing a business strategy that similar creatives from around the world can engage, remix, and reuse as a toolkit. His main focus will be his latest research in developing interactions with cutting edge technologies that use artificial intelligence and augmented reality to document, archive, identify, analyze, experiment, recompose, and share dance traditions across space and time, building a bridge between technology and Afro-Diasporic dances and cultures.

    He has participated in major exhibitions and festivals across 56 countries including Venice Biennale, Biennale de Lyon, Festival d’Avignon, Roma Europa, TED Global, Torino Danza, Kalamata Dance Festival, Dance Umbrella, Bates Dance Festival, etc. His dance works are part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada. He was previously visiting professor of dance at University of California - Davis and Columbia College (Chicago).

    The 2021 Gwendolen M. Carter Lectures are presented by UF Center for African Studies in cooperation with Afropolis, The Institute of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies-De Montfort University (UK), QDance Center (Nigeria), Association Kaay Fecc (Senegal), Agence 27 (Senegal), Engagement Feminin (Burkina Faso), and UF Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship.

    Register via Zoom link.

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