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Elvira Dyangani Ose, Art and Architecture Historian, Chief Curator Arte InVisible 2009 Project (USA)

elvira What does the idea of a manifesto mean to you?
A manifesto is a statement, a public declaration of aims. A proclaiming for breaking silence or bring into light silenced events. I’m not just talking about declarations addressed to a crowd in a public space, but about powerful thoughts that could be read in a book in the intimacy our own room.

James Reed, artist (South Africa)

Kim Poldner, PhD candidate/Eco fashion magazine editor (Netherlands)


poldnerWhat does the idea/concept of a manifesto mean to you? - Is there a specific manifesto that you align to or that has interested/influenced you?

Julie McGee, academic (USA)

Nathi Gumede, artist and curator (South Africa)

gumede- What does the idea/concept of a manifesto mean to you?

Out of all the unique languages that we South Africans speak, I often feel that we need one more new language that will be common to all South Africans especially when it comes to words like ‘manifesto’ and a few others.

Michket Krifa, curator (Tunisia, France)


michket> - What does the idea/concept of a manifesto mean to you?

Cobi Labuscagne, PhD candidate (South Africa)

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cobi- What does the idea/concept of a manifesto mean to you?
- Is there a specific manifesto that you align to or that has interested/influenced you?
- Do you have a personal manifesto?

Ulu Braun, artist (Germany)

4sho, poet (South Africa)


1. What in your view is a manifesto?
2. If you could state your personal manifesto in a sentence or two how would you express it?
3. What are some of the manifestos that you consider ground-breaking or that are historically significant?
4. What is it about these manifestos that gave them this importance?