My Upcoming Thesis:
De-colonizing and de-centralizing fashion:
Reconstructing Indigenous Ontologies, Epistemology and
Axiology in relation to long-established practises of the culture
Relationality and Eco-sophy
I research the areas between indigenous communities in their natural environment and diasporic spaces, and how these separate spaces interact and converge. I explore these spaces through traditional hand craftsmanships such as weaving looms, embroidery, yarn making and dying, knitting etc. These practices have had profound impact on communities and their cultures in the past and present. Incorporated in my practise is the use of diverse media to provoke questions, through the creation of new artefacts that will engender presuppositions. I take a critical approach in my work employing critical design concepts, adopting speculative design proposals Interested in: Decolonizing Theories, Indigenous research methodologies, Decentralisation of Fashion, The culture dress, Indigenous Post-humanism, Indigenous speculative futures in design.