Call for participants – Afro hair project

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Frizzy hair, curly hair,
low cuts and hi-tops,
afros and cornrows,
braids, twists and dreadlocks,
mad hairdos with no name,
Afrohairstylers of all ages…

Join us for free photo sessions by London-based Angolan photographer Alice Marcelino as part of OPEN SOURCE Festival on Gillett Square, Sat 28 May.

OPEN SOURCE is a multidisciplinary arts festival exploring subcultures, identity, fluidity and self-determination across video, painting, photography, installation and performance.

For this second edition of the festival, Alice Marcelino is bringing her ‘Kindumba’ project to Dalston. ‘Kindumba’, meaning ‘my hair’ in Kimbundu (one of Angola’s main languages), is a celebration of black hair and its diversity, challenging conventional views on beauty standards and the concept of blackness.

Participants will get a digital copy of their portrait. A selection of images will be featured in an online photo-gallery and screened on Gillett Square on Sunday 29 May.

This intervention is part of We do Black hair, a participatory project proposed to OPEN SOURCE by Christine Eyene to bring together local community practices and contemporary art.

28-29 May from 14.00 to 22.00
Gillett Square
London N16 8JH
Free event

Free photo session with Alice Marcelino
Saturday 28th from 14.00 to 18.00, no booking required

Photo slideshow on Gillett Square
Sunday 29th from 18.00 to 19.00

For more information on OPEN SOURCE full programme visit or contact

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