AtWork “I had a dream” is coming to Kampala

Our itinerant educational format AtWork continues its journey. We are happy to announce the third leg of our AtWork Tour 2018 “I had a dream”. The 5-day intensive workshop conducted by our advisor Simon Njami with the assistance of Elise Atangana will take place in Kampala, Uganda on August 27-31th and will be implemented in partnership with the Makerere Art Gallery and Maisha Foundation.

Through an open call selection, the 25 local young creative talents were awarded Moleskine Foundation scholarships that will cover their workshop participation fees. The international group of aspiring dancers, curators, activists, educators, designers, photographers, street artists from Uganda, Gabon, Kenya, Egypt, Rwanda will exercise their critical thinking skills during the workshop. The first 3 days will be hosted in the beautiful gardens of the Maisha Foundation and the second part will take place at the Makerere Art Gallery.

AtWork Kampala, foto di Solomon Okurut

This is the second time that AtWork is coming to Kampala after its 2015 debut. Working with the same Makerere University professors and AtWork alumni, who are helping to organise this edition, is crucial for us to ensure the format’s replicability and sustainability. We are also happy that the workshop will take place within the context of the Kampala Art Biennale 2018, which will enrich the participants’ experience with the international creative community exchange and encounters.

Following the footsteps of the first two legs of the Tour that took place in Rome and N’Djamena, the participants will have a debate on their “useful” dreams and then will creatively interpret them on the pages of a notebook.
The created artworks will be exhibited at the Makerere Art Gallery on September 2d-11th in a show co-curated by the participants.

The final international exhibition in 2019 will feature 100 participants, 100 dreams, 100 projects. In the meantime follow us on social media and spread the word. Let’s inspire a new generation of creative thinkers together!