During his residency at ZK/U, Cloud Chatanda reflects on the most visible of Berlin’s cultural practices: Park Life.
Cloud Chatanda hosted an artist hangout at Nafasi at the end of May, just after his 6-week residency at the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Berlin.
Cloud Chatanda discusses his work in RBB24’s evening program where the history and works Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) are covered extensively.
Captivated by the tradition of gathering, chatting and relaxing under trees in public spaces, Alex wanted to make a temporary contribution to this practice by hosting a series of workshops for young artists and carpenters to build stools. They are now available at the National Museum, Nafasi Art Space, Baba Wa Toto, and maybe in other places. The idea is also that the wood and metal pieces are reusable for other projects.
Umesh Maddanahalli rolls a tyre through the streets of Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, linking this traditional game from India with the layers of mixed heritage in Swahili culture –Arabic, Indian, Omani, Bantu, Persian…