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Fri, 01 Jul


at the ICES Auditorium, Colombo

Market Imaginary

A film by Joanna Grabski

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Market Imaginary
Market Imaginary

Time & Location

01 Jul 2016, 16:43

at the ICES Auditorium, Colombo, 2 Kynsey Terrace Colombo 8, Sri Lanka

About the Event

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies

in partnership with

The Global Shapers Colombo Hub (an initiative of the World Economic Forum)

invites you to a screening of the documentary

Market Imaginary, written, directed and produced byJoanna Grabski, explores the commercial/social, historical/spatial, and visual/creative imaginaries around Colobane Market in Dakar, Senegal. Conceptual elements associated with mobility, urbanization, and connectedness (transits, passages, conduits) and the possibilities they promise are deeply embedded in the market imaginary. Like the market, the neighborhood is associated with mobility and convergence due to its geographical positioning in Dakar and proximity to the railroad line, bus depot, and highway.

This film considers the many ways Colobane market is embedded in its neighborhood and the broader imagination of Dakars residents. The films chapters consider the speculations involved in market business for both buyers and sellers, the history and development of the market and neighborhood following the displacement of populations during the French colonial era and explores the processes of creativity and reinvention by examining how artists use the material resources and visual possibilities offered by the market and city more broadly. The film thus offers a document and theorization about the market and neighborhood as notional spaces it advances interconnected narratives about the movement of people and objects, alternative global and creative economies, and the prospects for transforming second hand goods. (53 minutes)

ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8

Friday, 1st July 2016 at 5.00pm

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