Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series: Expression of Arts and Culture


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am


Virtual Event - Details Below

October 14 - Expression of Arts and Culture

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life around the world, including for that of artists, musicians, and other creatives. But, as is often the case, great challenges also provide for great inspiration. How have artists and other creatives responded to and been influenced by the pandemic, or used their art as a means of positivity and to uplift spirits? Likewise, we have seen innovative solutions from art galleries as they move to online exhibitions, or from theatre companies.


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This webinar will be livestreamed on Facebook:


  • Michael Armitage, Artist, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Janine Gaëlle Dieudji, Exhibitions Director, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Gabrielle Goliath, Artist, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director, African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Shakil Solanki, Artist, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Moderated by Elana Brundyn, Chief Executive, Norval Foundation



The Harvard University Center for African Studies in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of COVID-19 and Africa. Held each Wednesday for one hour from 10am EST, CAS’ Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series will bring together the private sector, policy makers, academics, and practitioners for a series of conversations across health, technology, and economy, among others. Please check  our COVID-19 Resources page for upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars. Join our weekly newsletter to receive updated information.


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10:00AM EDT 
3:00PM WAT
4:00PM CAT 
5:00PM EAT 

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ORGANIZERS: Harvard Center for African Studies & Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention