Lecture
Filip De Boeck
‘The Hole of the World’: Topographies
of Urban Life in Central Africa
16.05.2017

Lumiar Cité

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The Belgian anthropologist Filip De Boeck (University of Leuven) will speak about some of the ideas underlying ‘Suturing the City. Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds’ (2016), a book he published in collaboration with Congolese photographer Sammy Baloji, in an attempt to rethink the urban archive and constitute it in alternative ways. If the (Central African) urban landscape seems to refuse inhabitation and appears as a black hole that makes any clear assessment of it simply disappear in the force of its corrosive gravity, the authors explore various – textual and visual, or horizontal and vertical – ways to investigate the hole and illuminate its blackness.

Filip De Boeck has conducted extensive field research in both rural and urban communities in D.R. Congo (ex-Zaire) since 1987. He is a professor of anthropology at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA), a research unit of the University of Leuven, Belgium. De Boeck is the author of ‘Kinshasa. Tales of the Invisible City’ (2004), a book he co-authored with photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart. With Alcinda Honwana he edited ‘Makers and Breakers. Children and Youth in Postcolonial Africa’ (Oxford: James Currey, 2005). De Boeck has also curated several exhibitions and won in 2004 a Golden Lion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice for ‘Kinshasa: Imaginary City’, an exhibition co-curated with architect and critic Koen Van Synghel. Together with Congolese photographer Sammy Baloji, De Boeck recently published ‘Suturing the City. Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds’ (London: Autograph ABP,2016).

The lecture will be in English and takes place in the context of the exhibition Sarat Maharaj: AAH Room, which runs until 04.06.2017.





















































































































































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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité


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Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

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25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon

Thompson, Jürgen Bock


Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see

Extended until 6 December 2020

In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
16.01. - 14.03.2021


In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum



Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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