Towards a Transatlantic Approach to Cultural Engagement in African Design

Adamu, Muhammad Sadi (2021) Towards a Transatlantic Approach to Cultural Engagement in African Design. In: 2021 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2021-05-082021-05-13, (originally) Yokhama, Japan.

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Abstract

In recent times, HCI has widens its horizon to a broad range of theoretical perspective and cultural stances that direct design practices. However, there appears to be a continual subjugation of ‘Other’ modes of knowing and theorising in contemporary discourse, which unfortunately finds solace in postcolonial approaches to HCI, and computing more generally. In this position paper, I outline the preliminary ideas about a transatlantic approach to cultural engagement in African design practices. In particular, it focuses on identifying and analysing the integrative aspect of the trinities of African cultures as to bring about an approximate adaptation (to new design context) and translation (to new design conditions) of diverse perspectives in African cultures of design.

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