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Wednesday, November 25 • 14:30 - 16:00
F43: Conviviality, Precarity and Creolisation. Results and reflections

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“Precarity and Conviviality – Towards a Politics of Rethinking Democracy” was one of the collaborate projects in 2018-19, with three Swedish and three South African participants, representing five universities. We held two workshops in Cape Town and Stellenbosch (March 2019) and one symposium and workshop in Malmö and Kåseberga (September 2019), under the aegis of the research platform Rethinking Democracy (REDEM). One of the participants, MA student Natasha Verco, Malmö, did her Degree Project in South Africa (Western Cape) as part of the project.

The aim of this virtual workshop is to present some of the individual results, catch up with the current Covid 19 situation and discuss possible ways forward for continued collaboration.

14.30 – 14.50
Housing Justice Activism in Cape Town
An MA project and an exhibition
Natasha Verco, Malmö University
14.50 – 15.05
'Only connect!'
Reading precarity and conviviality in novels
Cheryl Stobie, University of KwaZulu-Natal
15.05 – 15.40
Cape Calypso – South Africa in the eyes of a stranger
Presentation of the book Contaminations and Ethnographic Fictions: Southern Crossings
Oscar Hemer, Malmö University
15.40 – 16
Discussion. Ways forward

Keywords: Precarity, Conviviality, Creolisation, Housing, Narrative

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Cheryl Stobie

Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
My field of research is Anglophone literature, particularly by South/African authors, and film. I analyse these texts using the theoretical lenses of postcolonialism and gender studies. Representations of precarity and conviviality are of interest to me as they highlight issues of... Read More →

Natasha Verco

MA graduate in Communication for Development at Malmö University. Natasha is originally fromAustralia, but currently based in Kvidinge, Sweden, and Christiania, Denmark. She has done her 2-year MA Degree project on Housing Justice Activism in Cape Town as part of the SASUF collaborative... Read More →

Oscar Hemer

Malmö University
Professor of Journalistic and Literary Creation at Malmö University. He is the founder and former head of the MA programme in Communication for Development. Besides Academia, he is a writer of fiction and a literary translator from Spanish. His current research is at the crossroads... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room D