“Catastrophe :: Cartography”
April 30 April 2021 | 12pm (ET) / 6pm (SAST)
These words mean and remember their origins in each other, each produced by the other, each is equal to the other. In the Black Atlantic, in the Black Pacific, in the Black Mediterranean, cartography is catastrophe, catastrophe is cartography. Each contributor as academics, as poets, as artists will dwell on the movement—symbolized by the double colon between these concepts.
This event is hosted by the Black Visualities Initiative of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, and presented collaboratively with The Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg and Art for Humanity at Durban University of Technology, with the support of the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM).