MA Student

Bárbara Rousseaux is an economist who works in the creative field. Throughout her career, she coordinated several cultural projects, human rights initiatives, and worked as an arts journalist. In 2018, Bárbara moved to South Africa to work at the Embassy of Argentina and coordinate their cultural programme. Since then, she has been harnessing cultural ties between Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She currently works at the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF) as Project Manager for Latin America and Managing Editor for the JCAF Journal. Bárbara is also the co-founder and Director of drift, a literary agency that represents African authors in Latin America and Spain. Her texts on contemporary art, film and politics have been published by  Le Quotidien de l’Art, Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, artthrob and others.

For her MA in Sociology, Bárbara is researching interdisciplinary archival practices that contest hegemonic urban narratives in Cape Town and Brasilia.