Okune, Angela. 2018. "EVENT: Dreaming of Health and Science in Africa: Aesthetics, Affects, Poetics and Politics." In Events: STS in “Africa", created by Aadita Chaudhury. In STS in "Africa" in Formation, created by Angela Okune and Aadita Chaudhury. In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Society for Social Studies of Science. August.
This conference which ran from June 13 - 15, 2015 at Hinxton Hall, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre (UK) sought to open a conversation on forms of possibility and violence that are enabled and take effect through dreams of health and science in Africa. The conference brought together historians, anthropologists, geographers, scientists, architects and artists to animate connections between politics and aesthetics, affective relations and materiality, suggesting paths ahead for interdisciplinary inquiry. The conversation asked how we can understand which, how and why futures for African science and health have been delayed, narrowed and closed off, and to expand the boundaries, of time and possibility, of current imaginations beyond the constraints of “global health”?
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: "What events have marked the development of this STS formation?".