This week’s episode focuses on Livingstone Office for Contemporary Arts (LOCA) through a roundtable conversation between Alicia Knock, Kabila Stephane, Anawana Haloba, Dominic Nshimba and Helen Eriksen.
The Livingstone Office for Contemporary Arts (LoCA), founded in 2014 is an artist-initiated non-profit library and research centre based in Livingstone, Zambia. LoCA functions as a collective/collaborative platform for reflections and an experimental think-tank, exploring histories (colonial histories, social and political histories and their legacies) and how they relate to language and contemporary art on both a local and an international context. LoCA strives to raise awareness, facilitate and promote Zambian contemporary art, African art history, and research.
It provides a critical discourse towards urban Zambian contemporary issues through exhibitions, workshops, research projects, artist residence and periodicals. LoCA aims to be a community-driven space where experimental practices and fresh perspectives are fostered and shared among interdisciplinary artists, curators, scholars, cultural workers and audiences in the region.