THE FOLD COURSE
The Fold is a seven-week online course structured around the fold as both tactile materiality and conceptual metaphor, supported by an exchange of readings, dialogues and creative exchanges.
The course draws on key debates and hosts a collective exploration of (k)new knowledges, afro-sustainable practices, and ways of coming to know African fashion histories and futures. It responds to a demand by designers, artists, academics and decolonial thinkers seeking spaces and ways to develop new discourses for and with African fashion.
African Fashion (?) Why do these stereotypes exist and persist?
African Fashion (?) is an online, discursive course designed to invite engagement in debates and provocations both as a group and individually.
Particular attention is paid to confronting the deep impact of coloniality/modernity in negotiating ways of thinking and writing about fashion from the African continent.