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Cultural Encyclopaedia

2015 →

In 2018 I revised the home page to help better illustrate the current and intended scope of the project.

Improved geospatial mapping allows for entries to be located across Africa.

Home Page, 2016

Category Page, 2016

Entry Page, 2016

Country Page, 2016

The Cultural Encyclopaedia is a project by Ghanaian artist Nana Oforiatta-Ayim to facilitate the re/ordering of knowledge, narratives and representations from and about the African continent.

I was approached to help create the on-line version of this encyclopaedia, providing a simple system that would allow for the various pieces of information to grow and reveal the intertwined and non-linear narratives that are important to the understanding of Africa that Oforiatta-Ayim wishes to demonstrate.