Conscious Accra invites you to join us in the first fully virtual edition of the Conscious Cities Festival!
From Oct. 20th - 22nd, we will be hosting a series of ‘Conscious Conversations,’ exploring the roles that cultural and environmental heritage play in shaping the future of our city and its children.
Our third 'Conscious Conversation,' Living Heritage: Shaping Accra's Future, features cultural practitioners in theatre, children's literature, and the visual arts. Our participants will discuss cultural place-making as a vital aspect of Accra's urban development, with a special focus on children as culture-keepers and designers in their own right. As a registered participant, you will receive a link to our pre-recorded webinar on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 4:00pm GMT, so you can tune in at your convenience from anywhere in the world!
Register via Eventbrite: Conscious Accra | Living Heritage: Shaping Accra's Future
Conscious Cities Festival 2020 | To Shape and Be Shaped
As part of the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival, Conscious Accra will gather place-makers, educators, environmental justice advocates, artists, and other community members to discuss the theme Our Urban Heritage: Children, Nature, and Culture in the City. How does Accra’s rich cultural heritage shape the urban environment? How will we preserve and integrate the rich biodiversity of the region with a rapidly expanding cityscape? And, most importantly, how do we give Accra’s youth access to their natural and cultural heritage, shaping a new generation of stewards for the 21st century?
Our sessions are designed to be asynchronous, so that you can view dialogues and participate in our discussion forums at any time. We look forward to exchanging ideas with the entire CCF community!
Conscious Accra CCF 2020 Sessions:
Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 4:00pm GMT (9:00am PST/12:00pm EST): Designing Playful African Cities
Wednesday, Oct. 21st at 4:00pm GMT: Is Accra a ‘Green’ City?
Thursday Oct. 22nd at 4:00pm GMT: Living Heritage: Shaping Accra’s Future
Thursday Oct. 22nd at 6:00pm GMT (11:00am PST/2:00pm EST): Local Place-Makers: Mmofra Foundation
Please note that our sessions will be pre-recorded, so while they will go live at the stated times, they will remain available for viewing afterwards to expand access.