On monuments and the structures of racism

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Discussion, Topical | No Comments

John Akomfrah in conversation with Tina Campt, Ekow Eshun, Saidiya Hartman

This discussion, recorded on Thursday 18 June 2020, examined the legacy of John Akomfrah’s early films, such as Signs of Empire and Handsworth Songs, in the context of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the destruction of colonial monuments and the structures of institutional racism. The conversation was moderated by writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and features artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah; theorist and Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, Tina Campt; and author, literary scholar and Professor at Columbia University, Saidiya Hartman.

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