The Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents a symposium of “Memories of Africa. Colonial traces in Italian culture”.
From 3 pm to 7 pm at the Aula Magna of Ca‘ Dolfin (map [IT]) scholars, writers and a photographer discuss traces of colonial history in Italian culture.
Vittorio Longhi, Alessandra Di Maio, Shaul Bassi and Elena Cadamuro will give a general introduction, followed by writer and current post-doc reasearcher at the Center for the Humanities and Social Change Igiaba Scego presenting together with photographer Rino Bianchi their book Roma negata (ediesse 2014), „postocolonial itineraries within the city of Rome“. A slideshow of photographs from Rino Bianchi’s project on Eritreans in Rome will be projected.
At 5.30 pm Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste, currently in residence at the Waterlines project, will talk with the Italian writer Francesca Melandri (Sangue giusto, Rizzoli 2017).
At 8.30 pm the program continues in a different venue with the play Acqua di colonia [IT], by Daniele Timpano and Elvira Frosini, staged at the Teatro di Ca‘ Foscarri (map [IT]). The paly is in Italian, reservations must be made at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium is part of a wider focus on Africa that will be developed throughout 2018.