Date(s) - 29/09/2017
2:00 am - 4:00 am
Anthropology Dept. AP 246
Professor Filip de Boeck, Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA), University of Leuven, Belguim
On the occasion of the opening of “Urban Now, City Life in Congo”, an exhibition by anthropologist Filip De Boeck and photographer Sammy Baloji at The Power Plant, (Toronto, 29 Sept – 31 December 2017), this talk will address the possibilities of combining ethnography and photography to de-center urban theory and reframe urban anthropology, in an attempt to explore in novel ways what living, and living together, might mean in Central Africa’s urban worlds today.
Anthropologist Filip De Boeck is based at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Since 1987 he has conducted extensive field research in both rural and urban communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
De Boeck also curated several exhibitions, including the award-winning “Kinshasa: The Imaginary City” , for the ninth International Architecture Biennial in Venice
This talk is co-sponsored by the Centre for Ethnography UTSC and African Studies