> Africa Centre


Founded in 2005, the Africa Centre provides a platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African arts and cultural practice as a catalyst for social change.  The Africa Centre has been structured to: formulate innovative models for presenting, debating and encouraging cultural production and the pursuit of knowledge; provide broad access to the creative work and ideas of historical and contemporary African thought leaders; and re-examine the role, identity, transience and creation of cultural expression.

For more information visit www.africacentre.net

Infecting The City is one of multiple projects from the Africa Centre. Other projects include:

  • Artist in Residency Programme – in partnership, this project awards, across artistic discipline, 10 residencies each year;
  • Badilisha Poetry X-Change – an online radio station that celebrates the languages, cultures and styles of Pan-African poetry;
  • Everyday African Urbanism Lab – a research and intervention labatory which seeks to both understand and disrupt some of South Africa’s most pressing social issues;
  •  Talking Heads – a multi–layered platform conceived to profile the ideas and manifestations of the extraordinary people living in Africa; and
  • WikiAfrica – an international collaboration that, through a range of interventions, redresses the critical imbalance of factual information about Africa on Wikipedia.

The Africa Centre has previously presented such seminal projects as Spier Contemporary, Pan African Space Station and the Space for Pan African Research Creation and Knowledge.