Research Nights: Modernisms Along the Indian Ocean
Explore the entangled nature of exchange along the Indian Ocean and the complexities of its influence in this edition of Research Nights. Join researchers Amal Alhaag (Metro54), Renan Laruan and Hajra Haider Karrar (Savvy Contemporary), Ain Contractor and Setareh Noorani (Nieuwe Instituut) as they explore the intertwined Euro-Afro-Asian geographies and narratives that shape port cities along the ocean’s coasts.
28 September 2023 17:00 - 19:00
The research project Modernisms Along the Indian Ocean delves into the architectural landscapes, infrastructures and logistics of port cities along the Indian Ocean, exploring the significance of colonial encounters, vernacular modernisms and post-colonial ideals. During the event, discover how these cities formulate cultural legacies that gravitate towards a particular dominant Black critical theory, foster diasporas, and intertwine to form archival landscapes and engage in fluid narrative journeys, negotiating routes, aesthetics and diasporic commons in a post-global context.