Panel Discussion :
Dialogue Topic: How can we be our own salvations?
The youth population of Uganda was raised by a militantly practical generation that transitioned from colonialism and the instabilities of leaders such as Idi Amin. Uganda, although now stable, face educational and political challenges to cater to its greatest population’s needs. Creative thinking is not encouraged in curricula or work, and parents tell children to focus on ‘money making degrees’. Ironically, upon graduation, the youth of Uganda enter a pit of unemployment with their degrees but with little or no experience, and a lack of creativity to sustain themselves in an economy that lacks jobs and diversity.
Public talks / Showcase:
A curated series of talks and presentations from different groups, artists or organisations who have thrived in Uganda within the last 20 years through creativity and innovation. The aim is to inspire attendees to think for themselves and aim to find creative self-sustaining solutions while networking with like minds.
Artistic Performances: Improvisation frees the imagination
Invited artist from France, Denis Plassard will create a spontaneous group choreography with the attending audience in collaboration with a Ugandan dance group.
Invited local / East African Graffiti artists focused on the use of arts as a political tool, to create a improvised artwork in a public space accompanied by music and live percussion, taking inspiration from the works of Christian Sebastiani that filled the walls of Sorbonne during the uprising in France 1968.