The goal of the RESIDENCE EXCHANGE program is to provide a physical research opportunities for cultural practitioners from Detroit and Zimbabwe. The goal is to facilitate space for research, cultural explorations, and learn about each other’s artistic communities.


Halima Cassells,  Detroit artist and social activist

Mono Mukundu, Zimbabwean musicologist, musician and recording artist

Plot Mhako, Zimbabwean social, community, youth, and urban arts activist, contemporary urban music organizer.

MOKOOMBA, a contemporary musical group from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Joyce Jenje Makwenda, Zimbabwean author and archivist.

Masimba Hwati, Harare based visual artist

Haleem “Stringz” Rasul, Detroit dancer

This program was initiated through a Knights Foundation and in partnership with Njelele Art Station in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is made possible through the additional partnership with Penny Stamp Lecture Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, ResD, Resonant Detroit, Detroit, USA, Jibilika Dance Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, USA, Power House Production, Detroit, USA, as well as Alia Prod