Art/iculation and Social Change: 28 March 2014

by Rebecca Bengtsson on March 20, 2014

in Alumni,Comdev News,Seminars

On Friday 28 March ComDev will be giving a seminar titled Art/iculation and Social Change in collaboration with RLabs. The seminar will take place  at RLabs in Bridgetown, South Africa och is open to the public. If you’re in South Africa and interested to hear more, be sure to pay us a visit. As usual, you are also welcome to attend the seminar online. Connect with other participants and the speakers using #comdev_live. For more information see the detailed programme below. No registration needed.


Welcome by Marlon Parker, RLabs, and Oscar Hemer, Malmö University

9.45 – 11.45
Living Labs and Archives : Social Inventory and Innovation
Marlon Parker & Anders Høg Hansen


12.45 – 15.15
Inconsolable Memories : Complicity and Denial in The Present Past
Aryan Kaganof & Oscar Hemer

Screening of Aryan Kaganof’s film An Inconsolable Memory about the Eoan Group


15.30 – 17.30
Aid Worker Memoirs: Truth Versus Fiction
Jillian Reilly & Tobias Denskus

A dialogue on the rise of aid worker memoirs and the challenges of writing one.

The Speakers

Marlon Parker is an entrepreneur and advocate for using Technology for Social Good. His passion for community development has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) a global movement currently having activities in 21 countries.

Anders Høg Hansen PhD cultural studies, Senior Lecturer at Malmö University (Sweden), recent research projects:
House of Culture. Social Engagement at the Intersection of Arts and New Media (Tanzania); Bob Dylan Love War and History 1961-1967 (monograph), andLiving Archives. Public digital archives as Social Resources (Sweden).

Aryan Kaganof is a South African independent filmmaker and the director of An Inconsolable Memory, Kaganof’s 2013 documentary on The Eoan Group Book Project, a Stellenbosch University initiative to collect the forgotten history of a group of “coloured” performers from Cape Town’s District Six who performed Italian opera to mixed audiences during and after apartheid.

Oscar Hemer is a writer of fiction and non-fiction and professor at Malmö University, where he is heading the master programme in Communication for Development. He has recently researched fiction’s role in the transition processes of South Africa and Argentina.

Jillian Reilly is a consultant, writer and public speaker focusing primarily on developing world issues. Her aim is to inspire more honest, critical debate about development work and the local and international players involved in it.

 Tobias Denskus is an anthropologist and digital development researcher at Malmö University who is currently working on the performativity of development and the challenges of social media in communication for


The seminar is open to anyone who is interested. Participation onsite and online. No registration needed!

Find the Way

66 Tarentaal Rd
Cape Town 7769


Live Stream

Follow the seminar live here




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