The event Style Politics dealt with different forms and practices of creative and political expression. Within their creative work, both fashion designer Zohra Opoku (Hamburg) and musician Meli (Stuttgart) find ways to encourage discourse about identity and origin.
For her fashion collections, Zohra Opoku uses African and European fabrics but also emotionally charged symbols such as the flag of the former GDR. This evening, she will present her new magazine Pokuaa that contains photographs, drawings and interviews from Germany and Ghana that refer to the discussion on “German identity”.
Within her songs, musician Meli deals with socio-critical and racist problems. Criticts described her debut record Skillz en Masse as intelligent and expressive. Meli will talk about her music and present some of her latest songs.
Carol Tulloch is a curator and textile historian at Victoria & Albert Museum London. She will give a talk about style and identity within the Black Diaspora.
The event is organized and hosted by Bakri Bakhit (London).