AfroEuropa: Incontri

Photography Exhibition and Lecture Series

Editorial Staff
February 25, 2010

a Pietra Policy Dialogues, New York University with Biagiotti Arte Contemporanea and the Comune di Firenze Invite you to The first and only showing of AfroEuropa: Incontri in Europe, after its debut in 2009 in New York, the exhibition and lecture series explores the experience of African migrants in Europe and offers new perspectives and frames of analysis regarding their presence in Europe.



Curatorial Round Table with Photographers

AfroEuropa: Images and Stories of Encounter

March 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Palazzo Strozzi, Altana meeting room, 5th Floor


The curatorial team - Awam Amkpa, Annalisa Butticci and Madala Hilaire - will discuss the vision behind the exhibition and the stories captured in the photographs with contributing photographers Marco Ambrosi, Angelo Aprile, Francesco Cocco, Matteo Danesin, Ananias Leki, Juan Medina and Aldo Sodoma.



Inauguration of the Exhibition

AfroEuropa: Incontri

March 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Galleria Biagiotti - Arte Contemporanea, Via delle belle donne 39r, Florence


The exhibition, open through April 30 2010, uses photographs and videos to depict and frame the diverse stories of African migrants making their uncertain sojourn from Africa to Europe, as they create community and perform multiple forms of belonging.



Additional Lecture Series Events:


A Transatlantic Dialogue on African Migration, March 17, 6:00pm, Villa la Pietra

Marcelo Suarez Orozco and Carola Suarez Orozco of NYU and Maurizio Ambrosini of University of Milan will discuss recent events and will reflect on African migrant experience in Italy and the U.S.

The Political and Religious Participation of Africans in Italy

April 12, Time tba, Palazzo Strozzi, Altana, 5th floor

A distinguished panel of representatives of the African Diaspora in Italy, Afro-Italian politicians and scholars will debate the different forms of political and religious participation of Africans in Italy, with the co-sponsorship of the Comune di Firenze

Africans in History, April 26, 6:00pm, Villa la Pietra

Professor Kate Lowe from Queen Mary, University of London, will discuss different aspects of the topic of Black Africans in Renaissance Europe




What is La Pietra Policy Dialogues at New York University?

La Pietra Policy Dialogues aims to make a creative contribution to contemporary public policy debate by convening conversations around some of the most vexing and urgent policy questions in the U.S. and Europe. The Dialogues challenge disciplinary boundaries and conventional thinking by bringing together a wide array of actors not commonly called upon to reflect on policy questions, or to sit at the same table together, including academics, politicians, business leaders, and other public intellectuals, with the ultimate goal of building a rich and diverse network across the Atlantic.


For information and to confirm your attendance contact:

Marija Bazzani Mihajlovic, Press Office

Villa la Pietra, New York University

Via Bolognese 120 - 50139 Florence

Tel: 055-5007-202, E-mail: [email protected]


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