The central objective of the Black And Free Research-Creation Project is to reference and contribute to Black studies scholarship and the practices of artists who explore ideas of blackness in theatre, film, visual art, music and other forms of media. The project examines the following new research question: What do Black expressive cultures in different parts of the world teach us about what it means to be Black and free in the 21st century? In particular, this project Black expressions of freedom especially in societies where Black people’s concerns are actively dismissed, denied and erased. Early stages of this research include site visits, interviews and the creation of an annotated bibliography.

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