Invitation | "Suturing the City": Discussion with Filip de Boeck and Sammy Baloji | 1 March 2018 | 12:00

Friday, 2 March, 2018 - 11:30

WiSER welcomes you to a midday discussion with


Filip de Boeck and Sammy Baloji


About their book Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds


Suturing the City


Focusing upon the ‘urban now’ in Kinshasa, this book provides an ethnographic and photographic investigation of the complex meanings of living  - and living together – in Congo’s urban worlds today.  


In discussion with de Boeck and Baloji will be Rogers Orock (Anthropology, Wits) and Sarah Nuttall (WiSER)


Thursday 1 March

12. -1:15

WiSER Seminar Room


Filip de Boeck is Professor of Anthropology at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA), a research unit of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His previous books include Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City (2004), with photographer Marie-Francoise Plissant.


Sammy Baloji is a visual artist  based in Brussels and Lubumbashi. He is the co-founder of the Lubumbashi Biennial organised by Picha asbi. Recent books by Sammy Baloji or about his work include Mémoire/Kolwezi (2014) and Hunting and Collecting (2016)