The Black Diasporas Melbourne project is an expansion of the BlackDiasporas.com New York City pilot; a digital mapping project that documents experience of the city as told by people of African heritage. We are working towards creating a platform which has more nuanced African-Australian narratives: life stories that go beyond the usual narrative of tragedy or heroism. The platform will be used to show more full expressions of African-Australian cultural practices, experiences and lives by showing a spectrum of experiences.
Sandra Githinji, Kalu Oji will be publishing the mapping project at an exhibition in August 2022, see below for more information about the project.
Published by Linda Knight
Linda Knight is an artist and academic who specialises in critical and speculative arts practices and methods. Linda devised ‘Inefficient Mapping’ as a methodological protocol for conducting fieldwork in projects informed by ‘post-‘ theories. In her role as Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia Linda creates transdisciplinary projects across early childhood, creative practice, and digital media. Together with Jacina Leong, Linda is a founding member of the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit, an artist collective that curates interface jamming performances between the public and AI technologies.
Linda has exhibited digitally and physically in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, NZ, and South America and has been awarded arts research grants and prizes with international reach and impact, most recently this includes an Australian Research Council Discovery project that designs novel technologies for framing and enabling young children’s active play.
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