‘Politics of Return’ residency, is a joint residency program offered by 32º East, London School of Economics, and Political Science’s Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. This residency will take place in mid-2018 for a period of 3 months.
32º East invites artists to work around the issues of displacement and return between Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The selected artists will work alongside curator Kara Blackmore and the African Youth Initiative Network to create conversation pieces that speak to the LSE research project ‘The Politics of Return’ and engage with refugee issues within Kampala. The outcomes of this unique residency will be displayed in Gulu, northern Uganda, as well as be submitted for consideration for 32° East’s public art festival KLA ART ‘18.
This is a research embedded residency and artists are expected to work in conversation with existing research as well as develop their own body of research. Priority is given to artists who have met challenges in their practice due to living in conditions of displacement or ongoing violence.
Included in the residency
- Studio access
- Modest artists stipend will be included.