Please find below the listing of keynote speakers in alphabetical order and click on the name for more details.  

Vishakha Desai

Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University, Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and Senior Advisor for Global Programs to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, United States.

Mark Fleischman

Director, Managing Trustee and Professor Drama Department at the University of Cape Town, South-Africa.   

Gavin Jantjes

Gavin Jantjes has spent a great part of his professional life in exile from apartheid, living and working as an artist, a curator and educator and museum director in Germany, England, USA and Norway. The United Nation‘s High Commission for Refugees and its Special Commission on apartheid, commissioned him to support their campaigns against apartheid in 1989 and 1990. Norway and South-Africa. 

Aino Laberenz

Set- and Costume Designer, Co-curator of the award winning German pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2011, Director of the Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH (Opera Village Burkina Faso), Germany.

Xolela Mangcu

Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, South-Africa.

Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele

Academic, literary and writer of fiction, Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Oussama Rifahi

Executive Director of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Lebanon.

Albie Sachs

Judge and anti-apartheid activist, South-Africa.

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

Director of Research at the Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design (NIAAD), Uganda,  Research Fellow at the Academy of Art & Design in Bergen (KHiB), Norway and Research Associate in the Institute of Art Education at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Maude Dikobe

University of Botswana Travelling Theatre, University of Botswana, Botswana

Ruth Simbao

Professor of Art History and Visual Culture in the Fine Art Department at Rhodes University, South Africa





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