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Trans-African Artists, Transcending borders in the African continent through inspiring artistic Interventions. "We Are The Story"
Trans-African Artists, Transcending borders in the African continent through inspiring artistic Interventions. "We Are The Story"

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Following our call for participation and after a thorough review of over 160 applicants from 21 African countries, we are delighted to announce the selected trans-border participants who will be partaking in this year’s road trip project, 8th Trans-African Road Trip: Lagos - Maputo 2018, from 20 August, 2018 - 23 November 2018.

http://invisible-borders.com/meet-the-participants-of-lagos-maputo-2018/
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Our work, in 8 years, has embraced the participation of over 40 artists—photographers, film-makers, writers, graffiti-artists, art historians, architects, illustrators, etc—living in different parts of Africa and diaspora through yearly Road Trip Projects, workshops and exhibitions around the world. Our work with The Trans-African —a journal—is also changing the face of public discourse regarding contemporary African visual culture.
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To continue to carry on these conversations, we need all the support we can get. Please, donate to us so that we can continue this remarkable work.
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To donate, please click on the link below:

https://rave.flutterwave.com/pay/invisible-borders

#invisibleborders #LagosMaputo2018
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We are thrilled to announce that Invisible Borders Trans-African Project won the Apex Art Curatorial Program Grant to exhibit works made during the Borders Within Road Trips (2016 & 2017) in Lagos, Nigeria. The exhibition titled “Re-imaging Futures: a Trans-Nigerian Conversation” will be coordinated by Innocent Ekejiuba (Project Manager) and Yinka Elujoba (Director of Publications). More details will be available shortly.

Lugard's Rest House I, Lokoja, Nigeria, 2016. © Emeka Okereke
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"Of course, our projection is going back and forth. There's always a re-imagination of history, and projecting now on to history. We are very much interested in what is in between the past and the present. We always day that is the Invisible border.

Okay Africa, one of our media partners for the #LagosMaputo2018 Trans-African Road Trip interviews our artistic director Emeka Kupeski Okereke

http://www.okayafrica.com/the-trans-african-road-trip-invi…/

Image: Be The Me, Emeka Okereke, Yaoundé, Cameroun, IB Road Trip 2012

#LagosMaputo2018 #LM2018 #InvisibleBorders #TransAfricanRoadtrip #TransscendingBorders2018 #WeAreHistory
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"History is not the past, it is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history" - James Baldwin

It's the first time applications will be open to historians (not just art historians) since the inception of Invisible Borders Trans-African Project.

This year, as we seek to understand the negotiations between past and present, we'd like to have historians journey with us for the Lagos-Maputo Trans-African Road Trip. If history is your thing and you'd like to share your knowledge, don't hesitate to apply.

Image: © Nengi Nelson, Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, Jos, 2017.

http://invisible-borders.com/lagos-maputo-2018-call-for-pa…/

#LagosMaputo2018 #LM2018 #InvisibleBorders #TransAfricanRoadtrip #TransscendingBorders2018 #WeAreHistory

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For the Trans-African Road Trip this year, not only do we hope to intersect with the everyday stories of the people in the places we'll be visiting, we also hope to encounter buildings that hold stories.

Though trans-border artists will include photographers, filmmakers, writers and historians, we're also open to guest participants (dancers, architects, graffiti artists, performance artists). One guest participant from each country will work with us while we're in that country.

Are you an African architect who loves to see the stories structures tell? Would you like to join us while transversing your country? Do send in your applications.

http://invisible-borders.com/the-eighth-edition-of-invisib…/

Image: © Vivien Liu, Architectural Patterns of Hong Kong's Building.

#LagosMaputo2018 #LM2018 #InvisibleBorders #TransAfricanRoadtrip #TransscendingBorders2018 #WeAreHistory
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We are on the lookout for individuals to help bring Lagos - Maputo 2018 Road Trip to reality.

Interested in volunteering?

http://invisible-borders.com/lagos-maputo-2018-call-for-volunteers/
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Following the announcement of The Eighth Edition of Invisible Borders Trans-African Road Trip, we are seeking SERIOUS APPLICANTS interested in participating in the road trip.

The Road Trip this time, will be a Trans-African one encompassing countries, towns, villages, rivers and Trans-African highways between Lagos (Nigeria) and Maputo (Mozambique) within a period of 95 days, from August 20 to November 23, 2018.

The road trip will feature 21 participants all together (3 administrators, 9 Trans-border participants and 9 guest participants). The call for participation is open from Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 to Tuesday, 6th March, 2018.
Remember to pay attention to the guidelines before applying.

See link for more details: http://invisible-borders.com/lagos-maputo-2018-call-for-participation/

Design by Yeehui Tan
Cover Image by Emeka Emeka Kupeski Okereke​

#LM2018 #LagosMaputo2018 #InvisibleBorders #TransAfricanRoadtrip #TransscendingBorders2018 #WeAreHistory
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Hello there! We have a special announcement:

After three years since our last Trans-border road trip (during which we explored borders within a country), we are thrilled to be back with our next Trans-African Road Trip: LAGOS – MAPUTO 2018.

For the first time, there will be two batches of trans-border participants, as well as guest participants from the respective countries in our itinerary. Also, for the first time, we shall be working and articulating our thoughts processes in four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili.

"History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history” says James Baldwin. In considering this route from the Western region, through the Central and Eastern Africa to the South, these words will serve as a potent anchorage – a mind frame so to speak – for the participating artists consisting mainly of photographers, writers, historians, filmmakers from Africa and the Diaspora.

Much has been said (and is still said) about the optimism of Africa’s future. However, the Trans-African Road Trip project is premised on the view that there is no foresight without a hindsight. We go into this road trip double-faced: one at the back, turned to history, and the other in front overlooking a possible future as our feet ground our bodies in an ever-shifting present.

We begin with an open call to all artists of African origin. We look forward to your entries!

For more details:
http://invisible-borders.com/the-eighth-edition-of-invisible-borders-trans-african-road-trip/

#LM2018 #lagosmaputo2018 #invisibleborders #transafricanroadtrip #transscendingborders2018 #wearehistory
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Read reflections on images connected to African visual phenomena on The Trans-African website at: www.trans-african.com.

The Trans-African is a publication initiative of Invisible Borders Trans-African Project, showcasing independent art writers from Africa the platform offers monthly reflections rooted in historical and literary sources, the writing consists of personal essays in which style mirrors content: the writing's clarity of style is similarly its clarity of ideas.

#InvisibleBorders #TransAfrican #Journal #Art #Africa #Visual #Culture
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