12.12.2017 | 12:15

Lunch Talk: "Usakos - A Vision of the Future" with Saara Ilovu

Saara Ilovu, Usakos Museum Advisory Committee, Namibia

Usakos: A Vision of the Future

Usakos is, in a way, like many towns in Southern Africa, small and with high levels of poverty and unemployment. But Usakos is also unique. Its residents have unique stories to tell and the ruins, rusting metalwork and fading signs reflect a unique history as the railway hub of Namibia.  In this talk Saara Ilovu, the Local Economic Development Officer & Cooperation Communication with the Karibib Town Council and Secretary of the Usakos Museum Advisory Committee, introduces the recently launched Usakos Town Museum project. The Musum project is in part linked to the exhibition and research project “Usakos. Photography beyond ruins” between students and researchers of the University of Basel and the University of Namibia.

Introduction by Giorgio Miescher.

Date: 12.12.17

Time: 12:15

Venue: Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) | Klosterberg 23, 4051 Basel


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