The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

An exhibition of portraits by Sarah K Khan, titled In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India, is currently on display at New York University's Kimmel Windows Galleries. Khan, a Pakistani-American multimedia artist and scholar with a practice focused on food, culture, women, and migrants, shot the images over the course of a year, from … Continue reading The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

Myanmar through Food

  As part of a six-day intensive course on Myanmar, first-year students of the new South-East Asian Languages and Cultures programme at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan engaged in a student-led discovery project. Using the methodology developed under the Humanities across Borders project and with the guidance of Professor Tharaphi Than, they explored Huaxin … Continue reading Myanmar through Food

Community Knowledge and a Pan-African Curriculum: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

12 June, 2018 The Methodology Workshop under the Mobilities of Grassroots Pan-Africanism project took off today in Takoradi, in the Western region of Ghana. In his opening address, Dr. Kojo Opoku Aidoo said this workshop is a historic and pioneering one. It seeks to generate community knowledge in the production of curricula. He pointed out that the rationale behind … Continue reading Community Knowledge and a Pan-African Curriculum: Notes from the Methodology Workshop

Day Two of the Academy of Failure, Beijing

26 May 2018, Beijing After listening to the ‘failure’ presentations on Day One, today's agenda involves visiting two so-called ‘urban villages’ on the city’s outskirts. Most of the village inhabitants are migrant workers whose home towns are thousands of kilometers away from the big cities. Relegated to the periphery, migrants have kept China’s economy humming, … Continue reading Day Two of the Academy of Failure, Beijing

Day One of the Academy of Failure, Beijing

25 May 2018, Beijing On a sunny day, together with a group of artists, academics, social activists, young scholars and Tsinghua undergraduate students, I participated in a three-day workshop in Beijing: Academy of Failure: Pedagogies for the Unsuccessful. The venue was a traditional Hutong courtyard in central Beijing. The interior space is casual and cozy … Continue reading Day One of the Academy of Failure, Beijing

Jess Auerbach on a decolonial social science curriculum in Africa

Public Domain, Link   Jess Auerbach is a member of the Social Science Faculty at the African Leadership University, a brand new African institute of higher education, in Mauritius. Her faculty is making "seven commitments" to "shift educational discourse in a more equitable and representative direction." To make all coursework and reading material open source … Continue reading Jess Auerbach on a decolonial social science curriculum in Africa

Ambedkar University and Fudan University come together for ‘Dilliwale’ exhibition

HaB is proud to announce a border-crossing collaboration between Fudan University and Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD). This collaboration between an Indian and Chinese university focuses on the idea of a city through the lens of the residents. Surajit Sarkar of the Centre for Community Knowledge travelled from Delhi to Fudan University and organized workshops on … Continue reading Ambedkar University and Fudan University come together for ‘Dilliwale’ exhibition