Petersplatz & Matthäusplatz, Basel
Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June, and Saturday 1 July 2017
Petersplatz 12:30-14:00 | Matthäusplatz 17:30-19:00
The A* Piece of Street Festival, as the name suggests, is a public space happening that invites the public to experience the multiple reflections on African urbanity offered by the participating artists. A* stands for Art, Africa and Analysis. The festival highlights the roles artists play in understanding and translating urban dynamics in Africa, but also in a global context by curtailing the gap between “here” and “there”. The invited performers come from both African and European cities. Their works span from poetry to music, enactment to installation. They tackle diverse – and often difficult – topics: commodity trade and colonial entanglements, racism in multi-cultural societies, and the culture of language and decolonial healing.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Friday, 30 June 2017
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Assistant: Melanie Boehi & Sarah Thiele