Artscape Theatre and the Embassy of Sweden will join hands in launching Pamoja (an interactive, online web-based experience) and photo exhibition.
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Artscape Theatre and the Embassy of Sweden will join hands in launching Pamoja (an interactive, online web-based experience) and photo exhibition. The aim of the platform is to create a space to tackle the questions surrounding what young people need in order to face the challenges of today and inspire them to take action.
The hybrid launch will be held on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 from 17:00 – 19:30 and will comprise of an exhibition unveiling, panel discussion, a walk-through of the Pamoja experience and a jazz concert; all of which will also be showcased virtually.
The online platform was developed by The Embassy of Sweden in partnership with the Swedish Institute and Liliesleaf Foundation to strengthen engagement, activism and agency among young people as they take on the challenges of today. Some challenges faced and addressed include inequality, racism and prejudice, climate change and solidarity during the pandemic. It is based on interviews with stalwarts, focus groups on international solidarity and extensive research through literature and it aims to use the history of Sweden’s role in supporting development and liberation movements struggling against colonialism and apartheid in Africa as its inspiration.
Pamoja, to be launched in 10 African countries, will be accompanied by an exhibition that includes portraits of an intersectional group of activists from Sweden, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola.
“We are very happy to be collaborating with Artscape in the launch of this project which is the culmination of months of research and contributions now ready to be shared with the world. It is in solidarity that we can find solutions to the challenges of today and through the lessons of the past that the youth can write new histories for a better world,” says Sweden’s Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Håkan Juholt.
The physical exhibition will be accessible to patrons at Artscape Resource Centre after the launch until 15th December 2021.