October 2023

Bonface Njeresa Beti (Kenya)

Mama Afrika Theatre Lab for Peace + Imaginable Futures in Action & Ubuntu Lifestories

Session Synopsis

The October Think Tank, led by Bonface Njeresa Beti, delves into the work of Mama Afrika Theatre Lab for Peace + Imaginable Futures in Action. Thriving in liminal spaces, the lab employs emergent and collective artistic imagination, rooted in the philosophy of Ubuntu, to address contemporary global crises. The session explores the power of storytelling and narrative in shaping ideas on social change. Mama Afrika Theatre Lab for Peace aims to support a diverse range of individuals in addressing global complexities through trauma-informed, embodied, and culturally-relevant artistic practices. Bonface Njeresa Beti, an international artist educator and peacemaker, brings over 10 years of experience to this discussion, emphasizing the transformative potential of artistic ways of knowing for social justice.

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