Vunja means “rupture”!
The Emergence Network’s ‘Vunja’ is a social art project – inspired by the historical resilience, troubles, journeys and promise of African peoples – that seeks to galvanize a trans-local community around a set of decolonial ideas and concepts. Next year, we plan on hosting a series of engagements that stress the need to seek other places of power.
Festival in Brazil: Between January and February 2020, a cohort of activists, a dance school, community leaders and academics in Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the Bayo Akomolafe, the Chief Curator of The Emergence Network, who is visiting to hold conversations about Vunja and meet with the prospective members of the Local Organizing Community.
Events around the World: A Vunja meetup is happening on December 10, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Members of the Vunja Curatorial Family, whose concerns are helping to articulate Vunja as a vocation of emergence in the Anthropocene, will be meeting to discuss, eat together, and listen to each other tell stories. The meetup is hosted in the home of co-lead of the Vunja project, Geci Karuri-Sebina.
Bayo Akomolafe and Geci Karuri-Sebina are the curators of Vunja and will continue to lead efforts in creating the project going into 2020.