Something happened

Something Happened is a series of readings, lectures and talks focusing on excavation and redress through showcasing powerful creators of disturbances in the overarching linearity of Europe-centric and West-centric discourses about history and the present.

The Something Happened series is organised and curated by Tawanda Appiah and Simona Dumitriu.

Events in 2019:
Something Happened. Temi Odumosu: The Beautiful Struggle
April 27, 4pm
Statement of the lecturer:
“What is the tense of a Black feminist future?” This is a question posed by Tina Campt in her seminal book Listening to Images (2017), and it has provoked new ways to engage in curatorial work and artistic research focused on the archival traces of slavery and colonialism. Exploring themes of visuality, absence, care, mattering, and tension, this talk returns to critical moments from practice in a Nordic context; and it considers what happens and “that which will have had to happen” in the efforts to heal from history and foment change.
Something Happened: What do we need then? A lecture on the 10th Berlin Biennale by curator and educator Thiago de Paula Souza
February 12, 6 pm
In this edition of the series, the city of Malmö got to meet and interact with one of the curators of We don´t need another hero, the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Thiago de Paula Souza, who will give a presentation and talk.
Something Happened: Athena Farrokhzad i samtal med Merima Dizdarević
January 29, 7 pm
The first event of the series brought forth readings and a conversation between poets Athena Farrokhzad and Merima Dizdarević, framed around their experience and critique of Europe. Belonging, ownership, shifting discourses, rewriting a history which reverberates with the voices beyond the graves, filtering history and the present through their political bodies, the two writers added flames to a conversation that seems never ending.