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Embodying Sankofa: 5 African artists influenced by history

Embodying Sankofa: 5 African artists influenced by history

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Zimbabwean designer Saki Mafundikwa has a powerful vision for the future of African art. As the founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIWA), Mafundikwa is working to bring African art back to its roots. ZIWA, the first school of graphic design in Zimbabwe, and one of the first schools to emphasize the use []

The story of writing in Africa: Saki Mafundikwa at TED2013

The story of writing in Africa: Saki Mafundikwa at TED2013

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Saki Mafundikwa founded the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts, ZIVA, a Bauhaus-style school focused on African heritage. (“Vigital” denotes visual arts taught using digital tools.) It’s the first graphic design and new media college in the nation, and he wanted his students to understand the power of design–and in particular to understand “the long tradition of writing” []

Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013

Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013

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Communication in 2013 looks so different from what it ever has before. Will technology be the ruin of all that is good and true in language? We don’t think so. The speakers in this session explore how the future will bring even greater shifts in how we communicate — and it may well be for []