AtWork Tour 2018 "I had a dream": 100 participants, 100 dreams, 100 projects.
Our itinerant educational format AtWork has travelled 4 cities and 4 countries in 2018, we implemented the chapters in Rome (Italy), N'Djamena (Chad), Kampala (Uganda), Harare (Zimbabwe).
Under the guidance of AtWork advisor Simon Njami, the curator Elise Atangana (Kampala Chapter) and the artist Andrew Tshabangu (Harare Chapter) 100 young creative talents from 15 different countries have come together to debate, critique and exchange about their dreams. The creative outcome of these reflections was spilled out on a notebook by each participant, producing 100 dream projects, which were first exhibited locally at 4 National Institutions (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma, The National Museum of Chad, The Makerere Art Gallery in Kampala and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe). The notebooks will now be exhibited as part of the final international exhibition of “I had a dream” Tour in 2019.
Simon Njami comments on the topic: “It is a school of freedom and social engagement, for, no changes can be achieved by one person alone. If Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi or Martin Luther King, to name a few dreamers, succeeded in their endeavours, it was mainly because they were able to convince outside of their ego. It is time to tell those kids who represent our future that there is no such a thing as fatalism. We were born what we were born, but we always become what we did. In few words, ‘I Had a Dream” is a call for action, here and now.”
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