About the exhibition
‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.
The exhibition and accompanying events will celebrate the hope and optimism that pervades in the region despite years of war. It will also pose hard questions around the international community’s inaction in the face of the conflict, the continuing illicit trade in minerals from Congo and the failure to stem the tide of sexual violence.
Our contributors have all responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’.
Contributions from renowned photographers and writers will feature alongside photos and words from women in eastern Congo who have also responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’. This part of the project has been developed with Women for Women International.
The exhibition, curated by Millie Harvey and produced by Congo Connect in conjunction with Leslie Thomas of Art Works Projects, will be shown on selected dates between 12th-23rd February 2013 at Conway Hall London, before moving on to further venues in the UK and US throughout 2013.
The content will also feature online, as part of our drive to raise the profile of Congo and positively influence the debate around it.
Any proceeds will go to funding projects on the ground in Congo.
Dates and timings
CONWAY HALL, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Tuesday 12th February - Preview evening. Invite-only. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Wednesday 13th February, 19:00 - Congo Dreams: Hopes and prospects for the future hosted by The Frontline Club and in association with the Royal African Society. A ticketed panel debate evening event focusing on the peace process and security situation in eastern DRC. For more details click here.
Thursday 14th February, 18:30 - Women for Women International in association with One Billion Rising - An evening of discussions and presentations based around 'I Dream of Congo'. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Saturday 16th February - Public open day from 9:30 to 17:00. The exhibition will be open to the public all day and entry is free. Just turn up on the day.
Saturday 23rd February - Public open day from 9:30 to 16:00.
PLEASE NOTE: Only a small part of the exhibition will be on display at the evening concert on the 23rd February due to space constraints. If you wish to see the full exhibition, you should attend one of the public open days or other events.
Exhibition partners & sponsors