Chair commencement date: January 2016
Relevance of research: This research programme focuses on the ways in which scholarly and artistic creation that engages with the cultural, social and political pulse of contemporary societies can reshape structures of knowledge, power and social space as acts of decoloniality. Initiating, formulating and driving knowledge from the African continent and the global south, the research team works with collaborators to situate the south at the forefront of contemporary scholarship and shift the centre of gravity of the global academy. The academic home of the SARChI programme is the Fine Art Department. Participants include the Research Chair, national and international Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows, Postgraduate Students, Resident Artists and Resident Writers.
DST/NRF SARChI Chair for Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa
Department of Fine Art Ruth Simbao