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Restitution Roundtables: Centering Creative Communities

  • When
  • September 27, 2022, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (CDT)
  • Where
  • General Prim 30, 32, 34 Colonia Juárez, Mexico City, 06600, Mexico
  • Speakers
  • May Al-Ibrashy, Hamady Bocum, Chao Tayiana Maina, Molemo Moila, and Riva Nyri Precil

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Creative communities play a key role in building inclusive, innovative, and resilient societies that work toward addressing current global challenges. As multilateral bodies work to engage in discussions about heritage and culture, artists and social producers continue to advance the restitution movement through innovative approaches and creative knowledge sharing. This event will highlight local arts communities that have transformed the way civil societies and multilateral groups interact to promote restitution. 

This in-person event will feature a performance and panel discussion on the role of creative communities in rethinking cultural policies related to restitution and heritage. It is taking place at the same time as the annual MONDIACULT convening, a world conference on cultural policies and sustainable development organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

Note: Mask use and social distancing are strongly encouraged.


  • May Al-Ibrashy


    May Al-Ibrashy is founder and chair of Megawra-Built Environment Collective, coordinator of Athar Lina Initiative, and honorary professor of practice at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

  • Hamady Bocum


    Hamady Bocum is director of the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar.

  • Chao Tayiana Maina


    Chao Tayiana Maina is founder of African Digital Heritage and co-founder of Open Restitution Africa and the Museum of British Colonialism, where she leads digital engagement.

  • Molemo Moila


    Molemo Moila is the lead researcher at Andani Africa and co-founder of Open Restitution Africa.

  • Riva Nyri Precil


    Riva Nyri Precil is a Brooklyn-based Haitian, musician, singer, choreographer, and dancer who centers her work reclaiming African heritage by fusing traditional Haitian and folkloric music with African roots and American R&B, soul, and jazz.

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