Alanna Lockward 23 March — 7 January was an author , curator and filmmaker based in Berlin and Santo Domingo. She was the founding director of Art Labour Archives , a platform for theory, political activism and art since Lockward had conceptualized and curated the trans-disciplinary meeting BE. She comes from a family of famous intellectuals, her grandfather was George Augustus Lockward Stamers, a historian, university professor, philologist, writer, journalist, cooperativist and Gideon Society member. Her great-uncle was the singer and songwriter Juan Lockward.
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Journalist, author and curator Alanna Lockward spent decades attempting to heal the wounds of the fraught, centuries-long relationship between her home country, the Dominican Republic, and its much poorer neighbour, Haiti. Lockward died aged 57, through complications following a fall in Haiti.
Her documentary Allen Report was the first ever Haitian-Dominican film collaboration. In she became curator of BE. BOP Black Europe Body Politics , the first dedicated international programme of screenings and performance centred on black European citizenship at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse theatre in Berlin.
Trained as a ballet dancer in her youth, she then took to journalism which laid the groundwork for the academically charged works she was renowned for both writing and curating. In the Nineties, she worked as a reporter at Rumbo magazine, covering cultural, social and political stories from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and South Florida.
She also became a columnist for the Miami Herald. Lockward was born to a middle-class family of intellectuals and artists in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic — her great uncle was the singer and composer Juan Lockward, and her grandfather, George Augustus Lockward Stamers, penned the first history of the Protestant church in the Dominican Republic. Having trained as a dancer, she studied at the Metropolitan Autonomous University, in Xochimilco, the gritty working-class southern borough of Mexico City famous for its Aztec floating gardens.
In , Lockward co-founded Art Labour Archives, a cultural agency and platform for political and activist art that organised exhibitions and interdisciplinary events in the Caribbean, the US and Europe. BOP Ballhaus Naunynstrasse programme from Journalists were known to challenge her on what it was that motivated her interest in race politics and culture. My family is visibly black. I came out… a little less black. Lockward paid much attention to fostering Haitian-Dominican relations in her work.
Lockward believed in the cultural interdependence of the two countries, as evidenced in her exhibition Evens and Odds , and in she completed the first joint Haitian-Dominican film production ever undertaken. Lockward believed that spirituality and religion were central to freedom struggles from slavery to apartheid and help unify divided peoples, not least those sharing the island of Hispaniola.
A recurrent theme in her anthology, A Dominican Haiti: Ghost Tattoos and Bilateral Narratives , was the Haitian migration to its neighbouring state and its policy of deportation. Alanna Lockward, journalist, author and curator, born 23 March , died 7 January You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.
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