On November 10, the members of the Expert Panel met for another meeting to present ongoing projects of the partners, as well as to discuss possible joint activities.


Members of the Expert Panel: Dr. Avi Sooful, University of Pretoria, South Africa;   Dr. Ernst Wagner, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany;   Dr. Bea Lundt, University of Winneba, Ghana;    Dr. Mary Claire Akinyi Kidenda, Technical University Nairobi, Kenya;   Dr. Paul-Henri Souvenir Assako-Assako, Free Academy Douala, Camroon;    Dr. Bernadette Maria Romain Van Haute, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa;    Dr. Osuanyi Essel, University of Education Winneba, Ghana;   Dr. Ebenezer Acquah, University of Education Winneba, Ghana (from the left to the right)




  • Dr. Paul Assako Assako organized an exhibition on “Collective Memory – National Memory” in Douala / Cameroon, see: https://www.explore-vc.org/en/activities/archive/may-9-2020-exhibition-collective-memory-national-memory-douala-cameroon.html
    This approach is discussed as groundbreaking, leading to the idea for a joint exhibition by students on this topic in 2021. A working group (Dr. Avi Sooful, Dr. Osuanyi Essel, and Dr. Ebenezer Acquah) will develop a proposal for the next meeting.
  • The publication of the book “Visual Cultures of Africa” is making good progress (nearly 40 accepted abstracts). It is suggested to hold a webinar for interested authors.
  • Dr. Osuanyi Essel and Dr. Ebenezer Acquah give information about a virtual exhibition in Munich (Museum Fuenf Kontinente) planned for early 2021.
  • Dr. Ebenezer Acquah informs about the new logo of EVC, designed by one of his students, Deborah Akuomey-Doussey. An explanation of this logo will be published on the website.
  • Dr. Bernadette van Haute informs about the plan for a book about “Methods of Interpreting Visual Objects”.
  • Dr. Bea Lundt informs about the book “Gender in Visual Cultures Africa-Europe”.
  • Dr. Ernst Wagner informs about recent changes regarding the website (new entries, filters, interactivity) as well as the ideas to participate in the mediation program of documenta fifteen in 2022.


The next meeting will take place on Dec 17.