In January, members of the team from UNISA Pretoria, South Africa, visited the partners from Munich in Germany to learn more about the background of the project in Munich, to elaborate (and modify) existing proposals and to decide on entries into the projects database. Visits and talks took place at the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Academy of Fine Arts, Espace Louis Vuitton, Alte Pinakothek. A public symposium at the Academy of Fine Arts offered the opportunity for interested students and teachers to learn more about the starting of the dialogue between EVC South Africa and EVC Germany. Lectures were given by:

  • Dieter Rehm: Welcome address
  • Ernst Wagner: Introduction
  • Esther Kibuka-Sebitosi: Challenges and dilemmas of Decolonization: The 17 SDGs and Social contradictions in South Africa
  • Kerstin Pinther: In their own form: design as a material mode of critical inquiry - the work of Studio Formafantasma.
  • Elfriede Dreyer: Johannes Phokela, Deconstructing the European Masters
  • Bongani Mkhonza: Re-imagining the Image (Rhodes must fall - by Sethembile Msezane; Nelson Mandela the statue at the Union Buildings; They don’t make them like they used to - Mary Sibande)
  • Bea Lundt: The mermaid. An iconic figure between nature, femininity and death
  • Elfriede Dreyer: Rhizomatic identity in Africa
  • Niklas Wolf: Nefertiti Hack