From River To River | The European Pavilion In Rome

As part of programme of The European Pavilion in Rome, the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), London is proposing three reading sessions organised from 17 to 19 November 2022, in collaboration with and hosted by NERO. The sessions will be held in English and can accomodate a maximum of 15 persons. To participate, send an email to

by GRIOT - Published on 15/11/2022

The sessions bring together some of the Associates from their Archipelagos in Reverse research network, who have been involved in iniva’s DRIFT pavilion project through their contribution to a special issue of STUART papers, thinking through fluidity of notions of nationhood.

During the sessions, participants will be invited to discuss ideas and texts taking inspiration from the texts written by contributors Rohan Ayinde, Kaitlene Koranteg, Rahila Haque, Lola Olufemi, Cairo Clarke, and Adjoa Armah. No prior reading is required to participate in the session: we will read all the texts together.

๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐— ๐— ๐—˜
๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ โ€“ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป & ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜
This session weaves together questions of migration and movement in relation to sound and water with curator and writer ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—–๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ. Thinking about sound as movement and how water connects to departures and arrivals.

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ โ€“ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€
Writer and artist ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฎ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ต leads readings to consider what it means to belong to a diaspora? How can you create space for yourself in spaces where you are othered? And what does it mean to have the archipelagic as a part of your practice?

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ โ€“ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป & ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€
Feminist writer ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—ข๐—น๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ proposes to address the topic of imagination and borderlessness through questions such as: How do you unbuild a nation? Who gets to imagine borderlessness and how multiple imaginaries of nations can coexist?

Lungotevere degli artigiani 8/b
00153 Rome

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—•๐—จ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

Rose Nordin is a graphic designer and artist based in London and is currently in residence at Somerset House Studios, London. She is a founding member of OOMK (One of My Kind) art publishing collective, focused on supporting selfpublishing as โ€œa vehicle to an independent validation to onesโ€™ own culture, history, politics and sense of selfโ€ [John La Rose]. Collectively, OOMK runs community Risograph press called Rabbits Road Press. Rose initiated STUART publishing platform in 2021.

Lola Olufemi is a Black feminist writer and CREAM/Stuart Hall Foundation researcher who works and organises in London. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to cultural production, political demands and futurity. Adjoa Armah is an artist, writer, curator, and educator with a background in material anthropology and design. Based between London and Accra, her practice is concerned with the entanglement between narrative form, archival practice, mapping and spatial consciousness, pedagogy, Black ontology, ethnology, and the political.

Cairo Clarke is a curator and writer based in London and Napoli. Her work is informed by slowness, it centres forms of knowledge production and dissemination that slip between the cracks, are formed on unstable ground and take on multiple temporalities. Supporting strands of theorising taking place in autonomous spaces and holding space for the mess. Sepake Angiama praxis stems from radical pedagogies, black feminist thought, rethinking human/nonhuman relations rooted in how we might reimagine and inhabit the world otherwise. She is the artistic director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva), dedicated to developing artistic research, radial education practices, collective study, publishing and community led commissioning that reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation.

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง
Conceived and designed by Rose Nordin, STUART is a publishing platform
initiated in 2021, documenting thoughts from researchers, writers and visual
artists through collaborations that reflects thematically on selected texts and
archived ephemera from the Stuart Hall Library. The papers seek to work
through Live Archiving of thought and hosts unfinished or personal reflections
amidst quotes, notes and marginalia of ancestral whispers; from the thinkers
that unite our work and thinking.

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
The European Pavilion is a programme by the European Cultural Foundation
that provides spaces for experimentation and reflection on Europe. Every two
years, together with foundation partners, the European Cultural Foundation
supports cultural organisations across Europe that are developing new artistic
programmes and commissions offering fresh perspectives on Europe and
imagining our shared future. All projects are then presented on the occasion of a
major art event, which is happening this year in Rome across seven different

Over the course of thr
ee days, artists, thinkers and researchers from across the
continent come together in programme that offers panel discussions, talks and
workshops, music performances, a virtual reality environment, as well as
sculptural and multimedia installations.

Discover the full programme here.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ is a organised in collaboration with Fondazione
Studio Rizoma, and generously hosted by our partners Bibliotheca Hertziana โ€“
Max Planck Institute for Art History, GoetheInstitut Rome, German Academy
Rome Villa Massimo, Acadรฉmie de France ร  Rome Villa Mรฉdicis, Istituto
Svizzero (Swiss Institute), Museo delle Civiltร , and NERO.

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