Memories of Japan in the Dar es Salaam Fish Market: A Photo Essay by Yoko Inoue

On the last day of her visit to Dar es Salaam for the Asia in Africa conference, HaB principal investigator Yoko Inoue explored the fish market complex in Dar es Salaam, where she encountered several fascinating sights. For Yoko, the scenes at Dar es Salaam today hark back to the Tokyo fish markets of yore. … Continue reading Memories of Japan in the Dar es Salaam Fish Market: A Photo Essay by Yoko Inoue

Blue Depths: The Revival of Traditional West African Indigo Dyeing Techniques by Artist Aboubakar Fofana

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdR2-6GFc_J/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Malian-born artist and designer Aboubakar Fofana has worked for decades to reinvigorate, preserve and reinterpret traditional West African textiles, materials, and natural dyeing techniques. A recent article by Keith Recker describes the process of fermented indigo dyeing Fofana has perfected at his farm in the district of Siby, Mali in conjunction with the local community, where … Continue reading Blue Depths: The Revival of Traditional West African Indigo Dyeing Techniques by Artist Aboubakar Fofana

The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

An exhibition of portraits by Sarah K Khan, titled In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India, is currently on display at New York University's Kimmel Windows Galleries. Khan, a Pakistani-American multimedia artist and scholar with a practice focused on food, culture, women, and migrants, shot the images over the course of a year, from … Continue reading The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

Jess Auerbach on a decolonial social science curriculum in Africa

Public Domain, Link   Jess Auerbach is a member of the Social Science Faculty at the African Leadership University, a brand new African institute of higher education, in Mauritius. Her faculty is making "seven commitments" to "shift educational discourse in a more equitable and representative direction." To make all coursework and reading material open source … Continue reading Jess Auerbach on a decolonial social science curriculum in Africa