Kora - The Third Culture Project

 
 

KORA - The Third Culture Research Project is a creative project that is developing and creating content and narratives about New Zealand African youth identity.

 

The ten visual outputs that will be presented in Kora – The Third Culture Research Project will explore and share the experiences of third culture identity, African representation, being a woman of colour, black love, racism, cultural heritage, indigenous African worldviews, colourism, tokenism and intersectionality within African identity. The aim of the project is to create content that matches the reality of the experiences of people of African descent in New Zealand collectively. 

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Humans of Afrika

Synthia Bahati is after people of African descent to photograph. You will be invited to a studio session (food, afrobeats in the background and a good vibe) where you will have your photo taken. The whole purpose of the project is to increase visibility firstly of people of African descent and secondly the diversity of people of African descent.

Email africaonmysleeve@gmail.com or slide in our DMs on Facebook if you're interested. 

African Fashion

Favour Gift is looking for 5 people to wear some pieces she has made as part of their daily look.The styling will be entirely up to you and on the day we will ask that you take a few photos. This project intends to normalise African inspired fashion.

Email africaonmysleeve@gmail.com or slide in our DMs on Facebook if you're interested. 

Black Love Is 

“Black love is coexisting in each other’s space and always feeling safe and protected.”

Rumbi is exploring the interactions and relationships between people of colour, specifically people of African descent to develop affirmations for people of colour based on their perceptions, experiences and definitions of black love. 

To take part please answer the following question:

What are the three words that come to mind when you hear Black Love? 

Email africaonmysleeve@gmail.com or slide in our DMs on Facebook if you're interested. 

The aim of this Master of International Communication creative research project is to situate identity, migration and representation of African youth in New Zealand using participatory visual methodologies within an African indigenous research framework. This creative project involves a series of workshops, a focus group and reflexive diary entries by a group of ten youth of African descent in Auckland, New Zealand and is facilitated by Makanaka Tuwe for Afrika on My Sleeve.

 
 
Viktor succeeds in placing black womanhood in the places we always know it exists—as seminal figures rooted in the past, affixed to the present, and unyielding in the future. The layered meanings behind her work mirrors the process to create it: a process that involves photography, digital enhancement, and painting.

Viktor succeeds in placing black womanhood in the places we always know it exists—as seminal figures rooted in the past, affixed to the present, and unyielding in the future. The layered meanings behind her work mirrors the process to create it: a process that involves photography, digital enhancement, and painting.

Siwani’s latest solo exhibition, Ingxowa Yegqwirhakazi, is an exploration of African Spirituality, Christianity and the black female body through performance art, video and installation.

Siwani’s latest solo exhibition, Ingxowa Yegqwirhakazi, is an exploration of African Spirituality, Christianity and the black female body through performance art, video and installation.

Sam Gonçalves, an Afro-Brazilian model with vitiligo who partnered with Haitian model Jean Woolmay Denson Pierre for a photo series called "Pure Black". Shot by photographer Vinicius Costa, the series is meant to push back against the ways we limit our conception of what Blackness can look like.

Sam Gonçalves, an Afro-Brazilian model with vitiligo who partnered with Haitian model Jean Woolmay Denson Pierre for a photo series called "Pure Black". Shot by photographer Vinicius Costa, the series is meant to push back against the ways we limit our conception of what Blackness can look like.

The full concept is that the photoshoot explores the tension in one's process of identification through the act of looking. Mirror image, though often deemed to reflect with reality, is actually the space for projected fantasy and desires

The full concept is that the photoshoot explores the tension in one's process of identification through the act of looking. Mirror image, though often deemed to reflect with reality, is actually the space for projected fantasy and desires

Created and written by Laverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ is an online comic that follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. 

Created and written by Laverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ is an online comic that follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. 

Nigerian-American Buki Ade is a designer and entrepreneur who is changing the conversation in swimwear with her collection of culturally-inclusive designs, called Bfyne. Inspired by trends in West African fashion, Bfyne seamlessly infuses traditional patterns and colors of the region with bold and truly innovative swimwear designs. 

Nigerian-American Buki Ade is a designer and entrepreneur who is changing the conversation in swimwear with her collection of culturally-inclusive designs, called Bfyne. Inspired by trends in West African fashion, Bfyne seamlessly infuses traditional patterns and colors of the region with bold and truly innovative swimwear designs. 

A few months ago, 17-year-old Towela Kams, a Botswana based photographer, decided to do a project addressing male sensitivity as a response to hearing the phrase "man up". She partnered with Amogelang Tshenyo, a writer and poet whose unique style of writing successfully captured the essence of the visual storyline in mind. 

A few months ago, 17-year-old Towela Kams, a Botswana based photographer, decided to do a project addressing male sensitivity as a response to hearing the phrase "man up". She partnered with Amogelang Tshenyo, a writer and poet whose unique style of writing successfully captured the essence of the visual storyline in mind. 

Muslim Girl & their partnership with Getty Images was created to portray the multiplicity of female, Muslim identity in a way that most online sources don’t.

Muslim Girl & their partnership with Getty Images was created to portray the multiplicity of female, Muslim identity in a way that most online sources don’t.

Shaw theorizes that when many black men have trouble processing these traumatic images of racism and violence, they turn inward and self-isolate, instead of seeking help or talking to people close to them about what they’re experiencing. ‘Abolished’ aims to visualize this isolation and call attention to the neglected mental health of black men. “To abolish is also to ‘do away with’ and we must not abandon the Black Man”.

Shaw theorizes that when many black men have trouble processing these traumatic images of racism and violence, they turn inward and self-isolate, instead of seeking help or talking to people close to them about what they’re experiencing. ‘Abolished’ aims to visualize this isolation and call attention to the neglected mental health of black men. “To abolish is also to ‘do away with’ and we must not abandon the Black Man”.