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Johny Pitts

Johny Pitts is the founder of, an online user-generated journal which is part of the Guardian’s ‘Africa Network’. In October 2018, he organised the Looking B(l)ack Symposium at the Bozar cultural centre in Brussels, which was a weekend of talks and performances dedicated to the notion of Black Travel. He has received various awards for his work exploring African-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. In 2012, he collaborated with Caryl Phillips on a photographic essay about London’s immigrant communities for the BBC and Arts Council.

Events featuring this speaker

City Challenges Now

Bruno Maçães, Johny Pitts, Roxana Slavcheva, Romesh Vaitilingam

In a series of three short presentations we look at the challenge of China; the way blackness is shaping new identities in cities; and how cities can make innovation work for them. 

£8£0.00 View event
16 October 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm Watershed