"Connecting Humanity One Symbol at a Time"
Exploring Ghanaian Culture and Heritage through Adinkra Symbols
"Connecting Humanity One Symbol at a Time" exhibition opens on May 30th, 2019 in Nador 13 Atrium and Nador 11 Courtyard (Ghanaian Symbol Printing Workshop)
Nea onnim no sua ohu (Knowledge comes by learning)
13:00 – Opening with dance performance and live music
13:30 – 15:10 – Ghanaian Symbol Printing Workshop (please bring t-shirt or fabric)
15:10 – 15:30 – Ghanaian dance and poetry
15:30 – Onwards - We all can dance!
The Adinkra Symbols exhibition offers a window into Ghanaian life and culture, and shows how symbols influence individual and collective identities. The exhibition provides an opportunity to learn the meaning of symbols, their geometric make-up, use in context, and cloth printing as practiced in Kumasi-Ghana.
Bring t-shirt or fabric on which to print Ghanaian symbols to take home.
Funtumfunafu denkyemfunafu (Unity and diversity)
Cynthia Mawuli is a Ghanaian student at CEU doing her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies since 2017. Indigenous knowledge systems of different ethnic groups in Ghana has always fascinated her and as a consequence, she has dedicated her Masters research to their preservation.
Her research is rooted in the study of the unique symbols of the Akan people of Ghana known as Adinkra. These are stylized symbols that carry different context specific meanings or people and are worn on traditional woven clothes. The symbols although ancient, still find their relevance in contemporary dispensation through their constant use by people around the world.