Serpentine Pavilion 2017: Radical Kitchen and Park Nights

Inspired by Kéré’s stories of gathering, debate and community, the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 will host a series of weekly events.

Radical Kitchen will take place every Wednesday in July and August, which is series of picnic talks co-hosted and catered by Mazì Mas, a pop-up restaurant and award-winning social enterprise run by migrant women.

EVENT HIGHLIGHT: 16th August The Nzinga Effect: The lives of African women are often the subject of discussion but rarely are these women given a platform to speak for themselves. The Nzinga Effect publishes content and organizes events focusing on the stories of African women and women of African descent, driven by a belief that the world deserves to hear about and meet with the many women from Africa changing their countries, their continent and their world. Nzinga defines Africa as the five regions of the continent, and the diaspora. Connection leads to conversation, conversation to collaboration, collaboration to transformation. It aims to forge connections and encourage dialogue while unearthing the flavours of modern London.

Alongside this project, the Pavilion will host Park Nights, the Serpentine’s annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters among practitioners in the fields of art, architecture, photography and visual arts.

This includes:

Serpentine Architecture: Francis Kéré in Conversation  26 Jun 2017 – 7:00 PM  and award winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa Cinematographer and artist hosts an evening in response to his exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions at 7:30pm on 30th June. Tickets £4/5

“This Pavilion will be a space of conversation, collaboration and exchange” Serpentine Galleries CEO Yana Peel and Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist said “We share Kéré’s belief that architecture, at its best, can enhance our collective creativity and sense of community, and push people to take the future into their own hands.”

The Serpentine Pavilion will be open to the public from 23rd June to 8th October 2017 at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA.  Visit the website

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