RAW Académie is an experiential residential study programme for the research and study of artistic and curatorial practice and thought. The programme takes place over 8 weeks in Dakar. It is dedicated to a lively reflection on artistic research, curatorial practice and critical writing. The academy is held during two distinct sessions per year; October–December and April–June. Each session is directed by a Lead Faculty who has displayed an off-the-beaten-track practice in regard to art, curating and art criticism. Session 4 will be led by the Durban based South African performance and video artist Tracey Rose. It will take place from March 26 to May 11, 2018, and will coincide with the 13th edition of the Dakar Biennale.