We are happy to share that our fellows Jean Katambayi Mukendi and Georges Senga, as members of a collective On-Trade-Off were announced as research participants in Manifesta 15 Biennial in Barcelona, in 2024.
Manifesta 15 Barcelona has created a new framework for social and ecological research, initiatives and interventions, run by 10 participants. These individuals and groups have already begun their research throughout Barcelona’s metropolitan region. Although there are still over 12 months remaining in this pre-biennial period, the selected participants are investigating specific thematic components of the three interconnected nodes identified by the Manifesta 15 team, throughout river Besòs, the Llobregat delta and the Collserola mountains.
The collective working within the theme of imagining the future is the transnational collective On-Trade-Off, who explore how technological innovation relies on natural resources. Their research will be focusing on energy, post-colonialism and the past and present of the industrial Besòs area.
On-Trade-Off: Georges Senga (RDC/ NL), Jean Katambayi Mukendi (RDC), Pelagie Gbaguidi (BJ/BE), Alexis Destoop (BE/AU), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL/BE), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE) and Femke Herregraven (NL)
Photo: ‘Charging Tesla Crash, a Speculation’, Jean Katambayi, Sammy Baloji, Daddy Tshikaya, Marjolijn Dijkman (photo: Uriel Orlow)