More and more, the societal implications of scientific research and the associated responsibility of the researcher is being stressed and rethought. Engaged scholarship is one way in which scholars approach doing research and position their work within society. Yet, what does being an engaged scholar mean exactly? How is engaged scholarship approached from various disciplines and methodological traditions, and to what extent do these differ? What are the implications of the various shapes and forms in which engaged scholarship can be approached?
My name is Yoyotte – I’m self-employed, working independently in a hair salon here in Port Elizabeth. I’m a qualified nurse in the DRC, but due to the reality here [in South Africa] as a foreigner, I couldn’t find a job and so life was tough for me. Then, I decided to use what God has given me, so I decided to start my own business. Braiding hair is my passion, it’s like a gift God gave me, and this is why I’m using it. Like I said, I’m a certified nurse, but here in South Africa I also completed my certificate in Accounting Science and am currently doing daily financial accounting. I’m happily married and a mother of two. I’m a self-made woman who likes distinction in everything I do. I always push myself to be among the best. I detest humiliation, and this is why I give my best in everything, to be there… among the best! I know with the power of God, who made me who I am, I’m going to do good things. Amen! Thank you so much!
Hello everyone, my name is la femme Sounamite, I’m a congolaise married to a camerounais man, I’m the mother of 2 handsome boys, and we live in Port Elisabeth. La femme Sounamite… she is a hard worker and an independent woman; she has a small business to make a living, but also has a national [Congolese] diploma in hospitality. She has also worked in sewing and as a caregiver, all just trying to make a living. All her life she liked to commit, everything with God’s hand, and she also likes to socialize with other people. Thank you, and I'm not going to forget my PE ladies for their efforts, love and focus! ❤
After sharing stories and creative works amongst ourselves as a group in the past weeks, on the last Sunday before the opening we will decide what we want to share with an audience, and how to do so. In a collective decision-making proces we will fill the space with (some of) our works, for example on large pieces of paper backdrops, TV screens with materials and tables with clay works and booklets.
In this workshop, I will give a short introduction what Ancestral communication technology can be. And how art making can stimulate remembering and opening a window for ancestors. Finding ways to connect to those ancestral memories that cannot be found in texts or archives.
Themes such as 'women's challenges, sexuality and new environments' being highlighted in Parisa's visual work, she also believes in the power of co-creation through workshops.
Rochita's workshop practice is influenced by Adrienne Maree Brown, by Edouard Glissant’s work on relationality, by Rolando Vazquez and various thinkers on decoloniality and decolonial practice. Her interest lies in stimulating and encouraging makers, thinkers and dreamers to explore beyond what is the comfort zone.