Africa

15 October 2019

From Seeds to Rags: Textile Production in Dendi and Borgou (North Benin)

The project aims primarily at documenting cotton cloth production in North Benin, from cotton growing activities to thread production (ginning, […]

15 October 2019

Documenting the Endangered Traditional Broom and Fibre Rope Crafts of the Urhobo People of Nigeria

The traditional natural broom and fibre rope crafts of the Urhobo people of Nigeria are highly endangered by the introduction […]

15 October 2019

Ethnic minorities and threatened materialities in Western Ethiopia

The borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia has historically been a refuge to an extraordinary diversity of indigenous groups that still […]

15 October 2019

Histories of Honey: Material Practices of Beekeeping in the Cherangani Hills, Kenya

This project aims to document the dwindling practice of beekeeping amongst the Sengwer communities living in the Embobut Forest, western […]

15 October 2019

Research and Digitization of Indigenous Gold Forging in Ghana

We will study, document and digitize over a period of one year, from September 1, 2019 to August 21, 2020, […]

15 October 2019

West African wild silks techniques: Preserving Marka-Dafing’s heritage of knowledge

For centuries, Indigenous wild silks have been traded across West Africa and used in Marka-Dafing’s textiles production in the Mouhoun […]

1 October 2019

Digitization of glass bead-making, use and meaning in Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria

This project aims to digitize the glass bead making process in Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria, in order to produce a digital […]

27 September 2019

Apprehending asapan: documenting the Turkana initiation ceremony

Asapan, the initiation ceremony of the pastoral-nomadic Turkana of northern Kenya, is a ceremony that draws together an extraordinary array […]