The Black Athena Collective is a research and artistic laboratory for experimentation that engages political discourse and territorial logics connected to the Red Sea region from Eritrea to Egypt. It looks specifically at archival documents and a re-writing of historical narratives on the various frameworks of space in relation to errant bodies in the region. Through multi-disciplinary perspectives including geography, sociology and history the Black Athena Collective raises the question of migration as a crucial principle for imagining new conventions of territory. Central to their investigations are the reconstitution of political spaces and the various architectures and forms of reterritorialization. The collective draws from challenges posed by Martin Bernal’s thesis which questions methodological assumptions embedded within Western historiography. The Black Athena Collective was founded in 2015 by artists Heba Y. Amin (EGY) and Dawit L. Petros (ER/CA).
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