Canadian Guest (professor of pedagogy from British Columbia University). Director of the cultural management faculty Estevpo Filimpo and Mike van Graan, leader of the Arterial Network in Africa:

The first Biennale about culture and the arts in Mozambique is taking place these days (27th-30th October). It is very interesting to follow the dialogue and see how well the students of the school attend. They are motivated and really interested in the Mozambican cultural future.

The campus rotates about the dialogue about Mozambican culture, its future and how it relates to other geographical and cultural zones. There is a network of arts and creatives in South Sahara Africa and a prominent one for the whole of Africa named The Arterial Network.

The students did various projects during the weeks before the campus and have them display. Guests also run afternoon workshops that the students sign up for. They cover fields like cinema, art, journalism, pedagogy etc. The students participate and learn from visiting experts.

This is a great effort on behalf of the leadership of ISArC to start such an event immediately when the school is properly operational to set the standards for future development. It is in a way great to name the event an Biennal because it sets the benchmark for having it repeated every two years. This being the first of such events is great to experience and I look forward to reflecting on it in two years time when the next one will take place with a full house 3 years of students and many more teachers and courses taking place.

Here are a few photos from the event

Coffee break on the ISArC campus in Machava. A very proper atmosphere for university dialogue. The only drawback is that it is rather far away from the buzzing city centre of Maputo

October 30, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: ISAC - KHiO