What connection do we see between Africa, America, and Europe in today's urban culture? RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. invites experts and creative makers to talk about what Paul Gilroy calls 'the Black Atlantic': in literature, music, politics, and philosophy a diasporic black identity has emerged that transcends ethnicity and nationality. How is this grounded in the history of slavery and what can be noticed in today's Amsterdam? Listen, be inspired and take a seat at the table.
During this evening, we invite you to take a seat at the table – there is a place and time to stand up and connect. Do you hear something that triggers a memory, a feeling or a question? Don’t hesitate to take place and interact with our speakers and lift up the conversation to a new level.
On September 25, interdisciplinary urban production house RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. premiers their new production STATUS. The piece was created with the urgency to offer the polarizing debate about identity a strong and positive counter-opinion, based on historical facts that are unknown to many. Director duo Marjorie Boston and Maarten van Hinte were inspired by what scientist and writer Paul Gilroy calls ‘the Black Atlantic’: the age-old historical, cultural and social relations between three continents are uncovered: Africa, Europe, and America.