PHILIPP KHABO KOEPSELL

Philipp Khabo Koepsell is a Berlin-based author, dramaturge and an internationally acclaimed spoken word performer of German and South African descent. With a clear focus on empowerment and negotiations of race and identity he has been touring Europe and South Africa, giving joyful lessons on activism and performance. His approach proves to be successful across all age groups and borders. On stage he mixes savvy afropolitan poetry with Black German activist messages and theatrical bits creating a unique, gritty, and entertaining style of performance poetry. He writes and performs in German and English.
He is the publisher of a book series focused on Black German arts and literature production. His latest publications “The Afropean Contemporary” and “Erste Indaba Schwarzer Kulturschaffender in Deutschland” discuss afrufuturism, and agency in Germany’s  Black Arts Movement.

MOSES SERUBIRI

We are happy to announce this year’s City Writer in Bayreuth: Moses Serubiri. In May and June, Moses Serubiri will write about Bayreuth, about life in Bayreuth – and bring new perspectives, new stories, unheard fictions, necessary comments. We are looking forward!

Moses Serubiri is an independent art writer, researcher, and curator. His interests lie in coloniality, language, and politics of urban space. He is published in magazines such as Chimurenga (South Africa), Kulturaustausch (Germany), and C& – Contemporary And (Germany). He holds a Higher Diploma in Software Engineering (2013), and graduated from the 5th CCA Lagos International Art School in Dakar, Senegal. His research and curatorial projects include ‘Life mu City’ (2014), a research project on urban language, currently in it’s 3rd volume, at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala; the biennial contemporary art festival, KLA ART – UNMAPPED (2014) looking at sociological studies on urban mapping and social classification in Ugandan cities; as a research intern for C& – Contemporary And, he explored African contemporary art on the international art scene. He is the second international city writer in Bayreuth, after Dr Tom Odhiambo’s stay in 2014. More

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