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DARU participates in Celebrating Africa at UCT
In a bold step towards including the wider Cape Town community in UCT’s Africa Day celebration, there was a range of exhibits, musical performances and a Panel discussion on African Culture, Human Rights and Constitutions at the Baxter Theatre on 24 and 25 May. The exhibition, in which the Democracy in Africa Research Unit shared a stall with Data First in the Humanities booth, showcased UCT’s linkages and collaborations on the African continent, and included displays by projects funded by the VC’s Strategic Fund. Visitors ranged from current and former academic staff, post graduate students and the general public. DARU was commended by a UCT research chair who visited the stall on having hard copy reports and working papers available as display material and handouts, including the African Legislatures Project (ALP), Afrobarometer and the Open Society Monitoring Index (Rounds 1 & 2).
The closing function included the launch of Curate Africa, an exciting collaborative project between the Centre for Curating the Archive, the Centre for African Studies, and the African Centre for Cities on photography and curation, encompassing the whole of Africa.