Picturebooks, Poetic Provocations, & Doin’ the Dozens: Pathways Towards Decolonising the Mind
The Lab, Level 2 of the Digital Studio
Arts West, West Wing
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This seminar will explore how picture books, spoken word poetry, and call and response storytelling can be used to create emancipatory discourses for decolonising our minds.
Denise will weave together dramatic performance, digital story creations, and discussion to illuminate a range of methods for understanding, troubling, resisting, speaking to oppressive social structures and power.
Participants will learn about storytelling and archetypes derived from story traditions of the Gullah Geechee people, the descendants of enslaved West/Central Africans living on the coastal regions of Georgia and South Carolina (USA). Denise will share her passion for picture books and folktales as well as offer picture books that even adults can learn from. Current research projects of Denise’s that bring together digital technologies and children’s literature will also be shared.
Image: Children's books lie on a bookshelf by Kostikova Natalia. Source: Shutterstock