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Thursday 26.08.21, 17h30 – 20h00 | In Conversation with Mohau Modisakeng, creator of the Amsterdam Nelson Mandela Memorial

On Sunday 5 September, Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema will unveil the Nelson Mandela Memorial. The work, inspired by the residents of the neighbourhood, was designed by South African visual artist Mohau Modisakeng and produced in Cape Town.

The unveiling is the culmination of a week-long programme in which ZAM, Bijlmerpark Theatre, OBA, OSCAM, Imagine IC, Heesterveld, New Metropolis and CBK Zuidoost are participating.

Thursday 26 August: In Conversation with Mohau Modisakeng

During this informal meeting, organised by ZAM in collaboration with CBK Zuidoost, the artist will talk about his design, his motives and the position of the artist in South-Africa. Also screening are episodes from the ZAM video series #ImagineMandela. What is Your Ideal?, together with a spoken word performance, and a public debate on how Nelson Mandela's ideas can be applied to the 21st century.

Monday 30 August: The Making of the Memorial

A programme of CBK Zuidoost and New Metropolis Zuidoost about the making of the Nelson Mandela Memorial. In this programme, residents who have served as models for the memorial are interviewed. The programme concludes with the official launch of a new educational package about Nelson Mandela. The ten schools eligible for a free teaching package will also be announced.

The programme lasts from 17h00 – 18h00. Location: New Metropolis Zuidoost, with public and livecast.

Monday 30 August: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Programme In New Metropolis Zuidoost with Vincent Henar, Noraly Beyer, Kadir van Lohuizen. Moderator: Jörgen Tjon a Fong. Also: exhibition with photograpy by Hans Mooren and Kadir van Lohuizen.

The programme lasts from 19h30 – 21h00, with public and livecast.

Saturday 4 September: Opening Afrobieb in OBA-Zuidoost

Elvira Semmoh reads from Nelson Mandela's African favourite stories on the occasion of the opening of a special 'Afrobieb' in the Zuidoost annex of the Public Library in Zuidoost. The programme will take place between 16h00 – 17h00.

More information about this and other programme elements here.

#ImagineMandela. What Is Your Ideal?

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