Lowery Stokes Sims on the Global Africa Project

Posted 27th January 2012 • By Design Indaba • Topic Art & Photography / Craft / Design Thinking / Africa Is Now • Category Talks in Design Indaba TVDesign Indaba Conference 2011 • Duration 00:20:35
Lowery Stokes Sims tells of the Global Africa Project, which unpacks the notion of a "global Africa" and its meaning in terms of art, design and craft.
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Lowery Stokes Sims is curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Here she talks about the Global Africa Project, an initiative that aims to engage and define the notion of a “Global Africa” and what it means in terms of art, design and craft.

Africa is not just a place, it's also a mindset, says Sims.

Showing examples of work featured in the Global Africa Project, Sims explains why work should be functional and reproducible before it is beautiful.

She also discusses local sourcing issues and DIY design activities.

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