50 Years Things Fall Apart

It is the 50th anniversary of the film adaptation of Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, icon of postcolonial literature. More than 2000 unpublished film stills, various production papers, correspondences, as well as a film print of the production from 1970 has been found in the estate of…

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GZK Fashion Talks

GZK Fashion Talks describe a series of online events that took place in November and December in cooperation with Beatrace Oola from Fashion African Now and the German Embassy Kampala. The talks bring together upcoming Ugandan and German Fashion designers, creatives from different backgrounds and create a platform for networking. The events present selected panelists…

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Virtual Gallery Tours

We premiered a new format in 2020: the Virtual Gallery Tour, which took place in October and November 2020 together with the German Embassy Kampala. The virtual event series means to foster visual arts collaboration between Germany and Uganda while enhancing contextual exchange between audience and speakers though the theme always relates to the presenting…

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FUTURE AFRICA VISIONS IN TIME – KAMPALA EDITION

In August 2019, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala was welcoming “FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time” – an ever-changing touring exhibition combining scientific research with the production of art. In its second to last stop the intriguing presentation was shown to the public in Kampala, Uganda, from 16th August to 15th September 2019 at Makerere Art Gallery. A…

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AFRICAN MODERNISM

As part of the project #AfricanModernismKampala, GZK / UGCS has organized three events, with the overall objective of instigating the discourse on modern architecture and its historical, political and sociocultural implications on the city of Kampala. The idea of raising awareness concerning that matter arose from the traveling exhibition “African Modernism”, researched and curated by…

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GRAFFITI TUGABANE

The Kampala based artist collective ‘Afri-Cans‘ is on a mission: Promoting Graffiti and Streetart culture as a tool for young creatives to express themselves. For that reason, Tugabane Sessions (*which means sharing in Luganda) came up with Graffiti workshops and Streetart exhibitions open for everyone, no matter what age. On September 14th, 2018 Afri-Cans hosted one…

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AFRICAN MODERNISM WORKSHOP

On October 1st, 2018 Goethe Zentrum/ UGCS Kampala hosted a five-day photography workshop focused on the architectural rootings of African Modernism in the city of Kampala. The workshop was facilitated by architects Manuel Herz and Doreen Adengo accompanied by the photographer and art practitioner James Muriuki.  As the participants came together with backgrounds of both…

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“OPEN DOORS” – ENCOUNTERS IN BIDIBIDI AND KAMPALA (Dec. 2017)

The photography exhibition “OPEN DOORS”: ENCOUNTERS IN BIDIBIDI AND KAMPALA was part of a collaborative project initiated by Alliance Française Kampala and Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS and co-organized by the German Embassy Kampala.  It brought together experiences of displacement in rural refugee settlements with experiences of the city as a place of refuge within Uganda. It…

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Decolonizing the Museum – Art and Ethnography (Workshop)

How do we engage with cultural heritage that is entwined with colonial history? What special role do museums play in this context and how to we want their role to look like in the future? With a special focus on the Uganda National Museum we tackled those questions and mapped out some ways in which…

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(Re)Thinking Feminism and Black Womanhood- workshop and exhibition

With the aim to stimulate a dialogue between female artists and writers with different geographical and professional background, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala organized the project “(Re)Thinking Feminism and Black Womanhood” in September 2016 which comprised of a 10 days’ private workshop alongside three public events: a reading, a pop up exhibition and a symposium. The workshop was…

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