Decolonization in Pedagogy & Practice, 26th of October
Tuesday October 26th, 13.00–16.00, Neema Githere and Sadie Red Wing
Please join the Decolonization Discussion Group for a facilitated conversation between Neema Githere and Sadie Red Wing. They will discuss their practices as Indigenous designers and the role of decolonization in pedagogy, both inside and outside of academic institutions.
Neema Githere (they/she) is a guerrilla theorist whose work explores love and indigeneity in a time of algorithmic debris. Having dreamt themselves into the world via the internet from an early age, Githere’s work archives and is curated around their coming-of-age as a digital griot. In 2018, they left Yale University to pursue a path of unschooling, and have since lectured and given workshops in universities and cultural institutions across North America and Europe including Autograph London, McGill University, Toronto Queer Film Festival, New York University, SCI-Arc, The Royal Art Academy at the Hague, Linnaeus University and HAW Hamburg.
Sadie Red Wing is a Lakota graphic designer and advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation of Fort Totten, North Dakota. Red Wing earned her BFA in New Media Arts and Interactive Design at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She received her Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. Her research on cultural revitalization through design tools and strategies created a new demand for tribal competence in graphic design research. Red Wing urges Native American graphic designers to express visual sovereignty in their design work, as well as, encourages academia to include an indigenous perspective in design curriculum. Currently, Red Wing serves as a Student Success Coach for American Indian College Fund (Denver, CO) where she specializes in student retention and resource building for the Native American demographic in higher education spaces.
Poster design: Nasra Rashiid, alumna Visual Communication + Change, Design Department. Organizers: Decolonization Discussion Group comprising staff and students of the Design Department. This series has been funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for Sustainable Internationalization.