Daniels Faculty's Winter Program: Black Diasporas Tkaronto-Toronto

This lecture by Kholisile Dhliwayo will describe the tenets and methodology of making Black Diasporas Naarm-Melbourne and the forthcoming Black Diasporas Tkaronto-Toronto—projects celebrating cultural practices and knowledge systems that support the creation of places where Black communities can thrive. In particular, the talk will outline how oral narrative, filmmaking and exhibition are both archival and aspirational—archival in their celebration of the spaces and places created by Black communities in Toronto and aspirational in the articulation of hopes and dreams and how these manifest in the built environment.

Architect Kholisile Dhliwayo is an Adrian Cheng Fellow at the Social Innovation Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and a 2023 resident at the Center for Architecture Lab in New York City. A founding member of afrOURban Inc., a 501c3 dedicated to documenting and celebrating the spaces that have meaning to Black communities worldwide, Dhliwayo leads the afrOURban project Black Diasporas, a community-led geolocated oral narrative mapping project that examines the experiences, spaces and places having meaning to Black people.

This event is part of the Daniels Faculty’s Winter 2024 Public Program.

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When Thu, Feb 15, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Where John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, 1 Spadina Crescent DA170 (Main Hall) Toronto, ON M5S 2J5

Cost Free