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06.03.2021 19:00

Online panel

Pay what you can

Black History Month Presents:
Archiving while Black

Archiving while Black: The Preservation of Black Cultures and Memories

Panel conversation with Sibo Kanobana, Bambi Ceuppens, Baudouin David Mena Sebu and Nozizwe Dube

Livestream from Kunsthal Gent via Zoom and Facebook
06/03/2021, 19:00
Language: English

In 2021, Black History Month Belgium will be centred on the process of archiving and documenting the diasporic African experience in Belgium. The main goal of focusing on this particular theme is to gain a more complete understanding of the Black experience through primary resources, that we then hope to archive via a Belgian Black archive. Our hope is to introduce some disruption of linear modes of thinking prevalent in society. Examining our role in the process of what gets catalogued, preserved, exhibited and researched. How do we go about the process of archiving in Belgium? What are the challenges, pitfalls and opportunities of archiving while Black? How would we like to be remembered? Black History Month Belgium wants to try and breakdown some of the traditionally held archival practices by actually trying to uplift Black voices and Black history, recording these stories according to our own standards and vocabularies. Join us as we discuss this live from Kunsthal in Gent.

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Partners: Kunsthal Gent, Victoria Deluxe & Gents Kunstenoverleg

BLACK HISTORY MONTH BELGIUM

BLACK: Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the resilience of the Black community, past and present. By Black, we mean people of Black African descent - so-called Sub-Saharan Africans - and their descendants from across the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America). This definition also includes people of mixed Sub-Saharan African and European descent, if they identify themselves as Black.

HISTORY: Black History Month is an attempt to transform the way we represent the past and the present through, among other things, conversations, exchanges, lectures, film, debate, performances and exhibitions. In doing so, the aim is to use a people's history/history from below (which tells the past from the perspective of everyday people rather than leaders) to make history more fair/ truthful and inclusive, i.e. more about all of us, regardless of our socio-economic, ethnic or cultural backgrounds. The ultimate motivation is to demonstrate the importance of preserving and promoting cultural diversity and the right to culture for all in our society.

MONTH: Black History Month takes place annually in March. During the month, we try to create spaces where everyone's story has a place. Awareness is necessary in a world where everything moves at a rapid pace, where time for contemplation is a privilege for a few and where knowledge is not accessible to all. By focusing on one specific theme for one month, we hope to inspire as many people as possible to work with it for the rest of the year. The energy and togetherness with which we experience March acts as fuel for the coming months. March is therefore a month of celebration, deepening, connection and inspiration. Both a point of departure and a point of rest.

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