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António Ole is a well-known painter and artist from Angola who has worked on installations and abstract paintings depicting walls of the city of Luanda, in artistic projects such as Township Walls and In the skin of the city. Ole’s interest in the surfaces of the city started during late colonial times, when the city was going through a process of unprecedented urbanization. His photographs of shacks’ façades may be interpreted, today, as countering the official narrative of the Colonial State in trying to portray urban development in Luanda as an index of its civilizing mission in Africa.
In this presentation, the speaker will discuss Ole’s work to shed light on two questions. How Ole’s artistic working process may offer methodological insights on theoretical practices for understanding the urban in contemporary Luanda. How thinking with/through art might help us take more seriously the materiality and the everydayness of the urban in contemporary Africa. The dialectical relationship between informal settlements and the urban centre will provide entry points to understand how colonial and postcolonial urbanisms have dealt with the question of homeliness.
Speaker António Tomás did his doctoral studies in Anthropology at Columbia University, in the city of New York. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town (South Africa).