Event Date and time: Wednesday 15 February 2017 | 13:00 – 17:30
Venue details: UCL Global Engagement Office South Cloisters | Gower Street | London WC1E 6BT
Organisers: UCL Global Engagement Office |
Event website: Knowledge Africa 2017 – Africa Unheard
Event Cost: Free
This event showcases research at UCL that is informed by Africa, representing a cognisant shift in position from sharing knowledge about Africa. Research informed by Africa includes research on the ideas of African thinkers, research and research methodologies informed by African perspectives and context, and research that engages with Africa and Africans (including African Diaspora) to create knowledge about places outside of Africa and about non-Africans.
‘Africa Unheard’ as an idea signifies that ‘Africa’ or ‘Africans’ are often framed as the subject of research and the point of enquiry, potentially silencing the multiple ways in which Africa informs research, particularly here at UCL. ‘Africa Unheard’ at this year’s Knowledge Africa Day helps to build a platform for staff and students to listen, learn and engage with other ways of knowing Africa.