Results of the seminar 2013 "Creativity, Globalization, Mobility and Development: Artists in Motion”

Prof.Dr David Simo

A conference was held at the Centre for German-African Scientific Cooperation (DAW-Centre) of the University of Yaoundé I from September 26 to 27, 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Dr David Simo. The theme of the two-day event focused on: Creativity, Globalisation, Mobility and Development: Artists in Motion. This conference was in the framework of the Alumni-Denkfabrik project supported by the The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Goethe-Institut Kamerun in partnership with the GIZ regional office Yaoundé, the DAAD Kamerun, the DAW-Centre of the University of Yaoundé I and the Bureau de Coordination Germano-Camerounais (KBK).

The conference of this year in which artists rather than scientists were at the forefront had the following main points:

1.    Introduction
2.    Discussions
3.    First round table on “Local Perception of Diaspora Production”
4.    Second round table on “Artistic Creativity; Artists and Development”,
5.    Output and perspectives   

•    Interview with Jean Pierre Bekolo (By David Simo)
•    Interview with Barthélemy Toguo (By David Simo)
•    Interview with Marthine Tayou (By Irene Bark)
•    Interview with Jacques Greg Belobo (By David Simo)

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