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Contributing Partners

  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim

    Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Writer, Filmmaker, and Art Historian who lives and works in Accra, Ghana. She is the Founder of the ANO Institute of Arts and Knowledge through which she has pioneered a Pan-African Cultural Encyclopaedia, a Mobile Museums Project, and put together a Presidential Committee for Museums that aims to create a template for a new kind of museum globally.

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  • Sarah Bergh

    Sarah Bergh studied Education, Psychology and Theater Studies. The focus of her work is on political education, with the topics of migration and diversity education, human rights, discrimination / racism, decolonization and self-assertion / empowerment.

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  • Zandile Darko

    Zandile Darko is a performer and theatre maker. She studied physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts (today arthaus.berlin) and holds an MFA in acting from Rose Bruford College in London (scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation) as well as a BA in cultural sciences from the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

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  • Sarah Lasaki

    Sarah Lasaki, a native of Hamburg with roots in Nigeria, Switzerland and France has been a professional dancer for 20 years and has been working intensively with children and young people in the field of dance and music for 10 years.

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  • Aino Moongo

    Aino Moongo also named as Ndiwakalunga or Spinola was born in Oshakati, a large town within Ovamboland which is situated in northern Namibia and southern Angola. She gained her Bachelor of Communication in Windhoek in 2015 and is currently busy with her “Culture and Societies in Africa” Master’s degree program at the University of Bayreuth. Aino is also a founding member of the Stolen Moments, Namibian Music History -Untold project.

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  • Wura-Natasha Ogunji

    Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works include drawings, videos and public performances. Her work is deeply inspired by the daily interactions and frequencies that occur in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, from the epic to the intimate. She currently resides in Lagos where she is founder/curator of the experimental art space The Treehouse.

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  • Jumoke Olusanmi

    Jumoke Olusanmi was born in 1980 and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. After spending several years in Spain, she now lives in Hamburg in Germany. Jumoke is a high school teacher for Fine Arts, Spanish and English. As a freelance writer, she also works for public broadcasting stations (Deutschlandfunk and NDR) and hosts a music-show at the webradio ByteFM.

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  • Simone Scardovelli

    Simone Scardovelli, born in Hamburg, studied illustration and photography and has worked for over 20 years as a photographer for publishers, magazines and Hamburg stages. She has focused on collaborating with art and cultural institutions and with producing artists from the performing arts and music. As a photographer, she continuously accompanies numerous artists, especially since she understands photography as a documentary and portraiture medium that requires a close dialogue with the people who allow themselves to be portrayed.

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  • Lerato Shadi

    Lerato Shadi (born in Mahikeng, South Africa, lives and works in Berlin) studied art at the University of Johannesburg and earned a M.A. in Spatial Strategies at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee.

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  • Johanna Wild

    Since 2018, Johanna Wild has been accompanying the repositioning of the Museum am Rothenbaum as personal assistant to the director. Previously, she studied art history at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she critically examined the Eurocentrism of the art historical canon.

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