Fostering collaborations in Africa and among the diasporas all over the world

Hosted by Marcus Neustetter and Yvan Tina

Virtual Africa is an international project that aims to  implement and promote works that explore the interaction of the arts and sciences and the arts and new technologies in Africa.

Virtual Africa is a space where events, projects and discussions on art, science, and technology taking place in Africa can be made visible internationally. A series of podcasts are currently produced and developed by practitioners or professionals working at the intersection of the disciplines. It is an extension of Leonardo/Olats initiative which has sown the first seeds of this groundbreaking multimedia project.

Virtual Africa is first concerned about creating a ‘network of networks’ between organizations and non-institutional players in Africa and the other continents. Indeed, the idea of diaspora is central to this project, especially considering how the modern day diasporas have a continuous and vibrant ongoing relationship with their native African countries. As such, meaning as an archipelic project, it enables us to view the ‘world-as-a-whole’  (Edouard Glissant).

Logo by Cassini Nazir.

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