Keynote Kunst (auf englisch)
Ubuntu: Igniting cultures of communion and co-creation
Ubuntu: Without you, I do not exist… A Bantu African philosophy
In this keynote, Social Sculpture practitioner, Dianne Regisford, offers participatory pathways to nurturing Ubuntu cultures in the workplace.
Crafted as means to building bridges between ‘old work’ and ‘new work’, Dianne will share insights into her Evoking Belonging Ubuntu practice by exploring ways in which, aspects of the humane weaves social fabric within, between and amongst colleagues cultivating ‘new work’ as a way of being.
Vita Dianne Regisford:
Dianne is a multi-sensory, contemporary artiste invested in artistic enquiry, which creates spaces for imaginative, cultural and poetic acts of encounter.
Her transdisciplinary practice includes Social Sculpture, poetry, visual and performance arts, also energy healing.
Inspired by cultural and indigenous knowledge systems of Africa and her diaspora, Her works churn the soul soil of heritage, mythology and spirituality, excavating narratives as pathways to social renewal.
In her Social Sculpture doctoral research practice, she works with the African philosophy of Ubuntu, to explore the socio-cultural fabric of diaspora voices, (re)constructed identities and sense of belonging in the field of sustainable urban development.
A social justice activist, she is particularly interested in migration, social cohesion and deepening democracy through participatory governance.
Working in fluid forms created through the cultural imaginary, her creations weave sensory narratives, which evoke, tie and sometimes knot threads of tradition, culture, the indigenous and the contemporary in the social fabric of urban spaces across the African-Caribbean diaspora.
Dianne is PhD Researcher at Oxford Brookes University and currently reside in Oxford, UK.