TECHNOLOGY MEETS CULTURE


We believe in the power of technology and the promise of  culture.

Recently founded, African Digital Heritage seeks to advocate for the best use of technology in the curation, preservation and dissemination of African history. By focusing on digital solutions for cultural institutions, we hope to  cement the place of African culture in an era of rapidly changing technologies and endless frontiers.

Our mission is to empower African cultural organisations /communities through the use of technologies to increase their cultural capacity through aspects such as digitisation of assets, digital engagement and digital storytelling.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, talks about the danger of a single story ,  and we know that this danger has often seeped into the depiction of African history. Our role as a young generation of Africans is to use technology to deconstruct these singular narratives and portray accurate representations of who we are and where we come from.

LATEST NEWS

We are excited to partner with Museum of British Colonialism to document and digitally reconstruct detention camps setup during the State of Emergency in Kenya

How are we using technology to reconstruct Kenya's detention camps

We believe that these camps played a central role in the struggle for independence and through our research we hope to shed some light on their location (Where they were), their physicality (How they looked), their composition (Who they held and where they came from) and their intentions (Why were they created)

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OPINION PIECES

July 17, 2018

Repatriation of cultural artefacts, where do we draw the line?

In our next think piece we examine the ethics and politics behind Western museums’ refusals to repatriate stolen cultural artefacts mostly from African countries. Is it […]
November 12, 2017

A digital perspective to African cultural preservation.

My passion for heritage and culture was one that evolved from child like curiosity, to feverish passion and later on to an uncharted career in digital […]

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