Molemo Moiloa discusses the notion of becoming ungovernable in an effort to tap into our capacities to form new worlds in times of collapse. She shares her interdisciplinary contemporary practice, which centers on land justice and heritage restitution, anchored in South Africa’s histories of resistance and world-building. The talk discusses developing strategies for collective and collaborative processes and forms of knowledge. Building from localized and indigenous understandings, Moiloa draws on the deep connection with and guidance from other parts of the African continent. Moderated by José Luis Falconi (University of Connecticut).
Molemo Moiloa lives in Johannesburg and works in various capacities at the intersection of creative practice and community organizing. Her current research focuses on notions of ungovernability, social infrastructures of cultural organizing, and relationships with nature. She is one half of the artist collaboration MADEYOULOOK, which explores everyday popular imaginaries and their modalities for knowledge production. Molemo also co-leads the Open Restitution Africa project, a research platform for the restitution of African heritage under the auspices of Andani.Africa. She also co-leads ungovernable, an experiment in community practice and ungovernability.