Mercator Fellow Rozena Maart will be visiting the RTG from June 18-30, 2023.

We are looking forward to an intensive cooperation with Rozena Maart (U KwaZulu-Natal), who has planned the following events during her time in Bremen:

13 – 15.00 | Open Office Hours at Grazer Straße 2
18 – 20.30 | INPUTS panel discussion:
Lewis Gordon “Black Existentialism and Decolonial Thinking”

10 – 13.00 | Workshop with Lewis Gordon
“Unpacking Coloniality”
14 – 16.00 | Open Office Hours in Grazer Straße 2
ab 18.00 | Damani Patridge (University of Michigan), Book Launch.
Blackness as
Universal Claim

(University of California Press, 2022)

16 – 18 | Café International – Book Launch:
66 Women who build a better future for
South Africa

16.15 – 19.30 | GRK Toolbox Lecture:
Black Bodies on South African beaches: Lus en Smaak jou lekkerding

14:00 | Opening Event of Open Campus

12:00 | Open Campus

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