The Symposium ‘Race, Power and Culture’ is organised as part of the Creative Europe project DIS-OTHERING- beyond Afropolitan & other labels, a collaborative project taking on the challenge to deconstruct othering practices in cultural institutions of Austria, Belgium and Germany. As one of the largest cultural institutions in Belgium, through this symposium BOZAR aspires to learn from the experience and perspectives of Belgian activists, academics, artists and other cultural institutions of the country. At the same time, it acknowledges the complexities and the pitfalls of racial power dynamics and diversity initiatives. ‘Race, Power and Culture’ aims therefore to be an event where dialogues among these stakeholders should bear new strategies on the necessary deconstruction of these dynamics in European cultural institutions.

The symposium consists of 3 evenings of keynotes, panels & conversations and artistic performances:

DAY 1 (22/05) - Dis-Othering: Beyond Afropolitan and other labels. [English]
DAY 2 (23/05) - Cultural institutions as a matter of contention. [French with simultaneous translation into Dutch]
DAY 3 (24/05) - AFRO-WHAT ? BLANC ET LA CATÉGORISATION DE L' ‘AUTRE’​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. [Dutch with simultaneous translation into French]
- BLULAND (Closing performance)

​​​​​​​For this event a call for artistic collaboration was issued. The Jury members Marie Daulne, Gioia Frolli aka Joy Slam, Laura Nsengiyumva, and Naomi Ntakiyica selected eight artistic performances that will be presented in the course of the three days.