Activities per year
This visual essay depicts my personal experiences with the San peoples of South Africa. Almost twenty years ago, I learned of a personal loss while examining their ancient rock carvings and used the San people’s beliefs about the reconciliation of death and nature to heal. In 2019, I ran a workshop for young Khoe-Sans peoples, offering them a chance to connect and find harmony within themselves. They shared their personal stories and visual creations with each other, reviving the disappearing storytelling tradition. As Indigenous peoples have often been treated as objects without respect, following the ethical rules of research was part of reconciliation. My approach throughout the workshop was to embody connect-edness and care; according to the feedback, our interaction succeeded despite our cultural differences.
|Translated title of the contribution||SOVINNON ETSINTÄÄ TOISTEN IHMISTEN, ITSEN JA AIKAKERROSTUMIEN VÄLILLÄ|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Education through Art|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Oct 2021|
|MoEC publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- South African San
Field of science
- Visual arts and design
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- 1 Studies abroad
Seija Ulkuniemi (Visiting researcher)28 Dec 2018 → 27 Jan 2019
Activity: Visiting an external institution › Studies abroad