AtWork Douala stories are now on-line

Photo by Studio XL Douala

We have uploaded the latest AtWork Douala Chapter 09 experience on our AtWork platform.

AtWork Douala Chapter 09, conducted by international curator Simon Njami on December 5-9, 2018, has been implemented in partnership with Galerie MAM and its founder Maréme Malong, and doual’art, the contemporary art center in Douala. It was part of the Off Program of SUD-Salon Urbaine Douala, a triennial event that brings together the artists, thinkers, philosophers, educators from the African continent and beyond.

Simon Njami conducted 22 local young creative talents through the AtWork process, reflecting on the main theme “Who are my people?”. This seemingly simple question was the starting point for an intense collective discussion and a deep individual self-reflection, it pushed each participant to dig deeper and provided them with the tools to be more aware about who they are, what they do and what positive change they might produce in the society around them. At the end of the workshop each participant gave their creative artistic answer to the posed question by personalizing a notebook.

Check out the experience on our website, see the video with the testimonies of the participants on the workshop’s impact, see the notebooks they have created and discover their personal stories in answering the question “Who are my people?”

To us Douala has been yet another proof on how creativity is one of the key drivers of social change. Thank you again for your support and contribution that help us inspire a new generation of creative thinkers.

Stay tuned for AtWork 2018 program announcement, exciting news coming soon!