"The conceiving of the Watershed: Art, Science and Elemental Politics project and its precursors have always understood artists to be central to the ways in which knowledge production and enquiry takes place. This intersects with the University's commitment to artistic research, the Wits School of Arts' leading role in deepening understandings in and around artistic research, and the ways in which newly imagined futures are generated through inter- and cross-disciplinary practices," says Associate Professor David Andrew, Head of the Division of Visual Arts at Wits. 

Barnard Africana Chair, Yvette Christianse will speak at the Watershed: Art, Science and Elemental Politics gathering at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will present on her work on registers of Liberated Africans, and will also read from her poetry and fiction, and participate in a discussion with graduate students who have created a zine based on the writing.

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