theUsefulArts

web design + creative technology

Cultural Encyclopaedia

2015 →

culturalencyclopadiaorg_home_2018

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

culturalencyclopaediaorg_region_2018

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

Cultural Encyclopaedia 2016 Home Page

Home Page, 2016

Cultural Encyclopaedia 2016 Category Page

Category Page, 2016

Cultural Encyclopaedia 2016 Entry Page

Entry Page, 2016

Cultural Encyclopaedia 2016 Ghana Page

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.