Arts Collaboratory

Banga

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What is a Banga?

Bangas are nomadic, “know-madic” Arts Collaboratory meetings. The word banga means “tide” in Lithuanian and “time and space” in Luganda, a Ugandan language. Where the assembly takes place annually and with all the AC member organizations, Bangas are small-scale and sporadic.

Banga meetings are for working, conversing, and collective learning, not for showcasing or promoting. They are based on a call for gathering” for friendship, self-care, reciprocal support, and collective study on a particular subject/issue. Bangas can be called for advisory purposes, for collective study, and for skill-sharing. The tooling of the organizations’ collective study/learning process is a key value of a Banga.