The Liberatory Aesthetics of ‘Africa Fashion’ at the V&A, London, July 2022 – April 2023
An illustrated review of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition, written by Carol Ann Dixon, Ph.D. More than 250 items featured in this showcase, including contemporary couture by fashion-forward collectives (such as MMUSOMAXWELL and Lagos Space Programme), strip-woven aṣọ-òkè and kente textiles, Adire indigo-dyed fabrics, and east and southern African kangas.
Decolonial Dialogues: A Shared Space for Artists, Activists and Researchers
Decolonial Dialogues is the name of a new WordPress site, established by a group of UK-based, early career social scientists who first met at a workshop on “Decolonising Methodologies” (Friends’ Meeting House, London, 17/10/2019). The event was organised by the Sociological Review Foundation, and convened as a follow-up session to the 2019 Annual Lecture given…
Decolonizing Methodologies: Some Socio-Political and Poetic Reflections
The Sociological Review Foundation’s Annual Lecture – “Decolonizing Methodologies: 20 Years On” – was given by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (University of Waikato, New Zealand) and presented at Goldsmiths, University of London on 16th October 2019. The content featured personal reflections on approaches to undertaking qualitative research informed by decolonial practices two decades after the…