Editorial

 

 

FOUNDER | EDITOR IN CHIEF

Missla Libsekal | Vancouver

Missla Libsekal founded Another Africa in 2010, an idea that took seed several years prior whilst visiting the art-deco city of Asmara. Discovering this architectural gem of a city, she found herself inspired to document and share the wealth of contemporary Africana that to a large extent remains under-reported.

 


 

CONTRIBUTORS

Leah T. Abraha | New York

Leah T. Abraha is an adjunct lecturer at The City University of New York. She is Eritrean by way of Ethiopia, Sweden and New York. Personal history guides her interest in how place forms ideas of self, especially in visual form.  Follow her @Nebsi.

 

Elmi Ali | Manchester

Elmi Ali is a writer/performer and facilitator based in the North West. He is part of the prestigious Young Identity poetry collective Manchester and the Inna Voice Ensemble. He writes poetry, short stories and drama. His work is displayed at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and has appeared in publications such as the Poetry Review and Scarf Magazine of which he is an Associate Editor. Elmi is currently working on his first collection of poetry scheduled for autumn 2014. Follow him @madmulla.

 

Nana Yaa Asare-Boadu | Milan

Nana Yaa Asare-Boadu is a womenswear fashion designer based between Paris and London. Born to Ghanaian parents in London and then brought up in The Netherlands, she returned to the UK to study fashion at Kingston University and then graduated from the Royal College of Arts in 2007.  Between designing new projects, Nana travels, photographs and blogs.

 

Stephanie Baptist  | London

Stephanie Baptist is a Creative Producer by way of New York, now based in London. Her clients include artists, advertising agencies, design firms and production companies. In addition to producing exhibitions, events and photo shoots, she is an art consultant for Tiwani, a new contemporary arts gallery with a focus on artists from Africa, the diaspora and global south. Follow her @thisisphototest.

 

Joyce Bidouzo-Coudray | Paris

Joyce Bidouzo-Coudray is a Paris based Creative Consultant with core competencies in sales & pr strategies.  His agency, Coudray FSPR+ holds a client portfolio comprised of emerging and well established designer labels and ready-to-wear brands in the high-end to luxury markets; in addition representing multimedia artists, creative talents and lifestyle related corporations. Follow him @Coudrayx17.

 

Clelia Coussonnet | Madrid . Marseille

Clelia Coussonnet is a cultural project manager, curator and art writer. With Mediterranean origins, she specialises in contemporary art from Africa, the Caribbean, Middle-East, South America and their diaspora.  Her areas of research include silenced voices, mapping and place, mysticisms, memory and its fragmentation, orality, sound-based artworks and rhythm.

 

Candice Jansen | Durham

Candice Jansen is concerned with photography and Africa. She is a new PhD fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research and an Archibald Mafeje Scholar. Candice also is a Graduate Liberal Studies alum from Duke University and has worked as Exhibitions Assistant at the Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Follow her @Cannds.

 

Ilpo Jauhiainen | Helsinki

Ilpo Jauhiainen is a composer, music producer and sound artist (b. Finland). His interests revolve around the possibilities and combinations of pop music and sound art, new global musical styles and generative composition as well as themes like ecology, urbanization and long-term thinking. He often works collaboratively and globally across the arts.. Follow him @ilpomusic.

 

Houghton Kinsman | Cape Town . Miami

Houghton Kinsman is a creative/educator based in Cape Town and Miami and has worked as the Assistant to the Curator of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art Miami. He contributes regularly to Highsnobiety and Art South Africa magazines.

 

 Keiron LeVine | Isle of Wight

Keiron LeVine also known by the moniker KLV, is a headwear designer based on the Isle of Wight, UK. A first class illustration graduate who has since began an exploration into the human/animal relationship within cultural anthropology, with specific regards to body adornment. His own expression of this currently takes the form of millinery, utilising materials ranging from paper to taxidermy. Follow him @itsfinelevine

 

Serubiri Moses | Kampala

Serubiri Moses (b. Uganda) is an writer and poet, whose work treats sound as a metaphor for a post colonial African experience. He has written primarily for Start, an online arts journal based in Uganda as well as The New Vision Newspaper. He was shortlisted for the Storymoja Hay Festival Poetry Competition in 2010, and as a violinist performs with the Kampala Symphony Orchestra. Follow him @SerubiriM.

 

Kyle Tregurtha | New York . Swakopmund

Kyle Tregurtha, a South-African, relocated to the USA and began filmmaking in 2004 with the goal of exploring both American & African society & ideology through film. Through this examination, he came to understand the importance of the velskoen to his heritage, which he now produces in Namibia and imports into the USA. Kyle currently resides between both South Africa and New York City balancing both sides of the pond. Discover velskoen Schier Shoes. Follow him @KyleTregurtha.

 

Ima-Abasi Okon | London

Ima-Abasi Okon is an artist based in London. She completed her MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2008. Her practice is is often process led producing a varied body of work. In 2012 she set up Press for Practice, an experimental publishing platform that explores both the content and the object of the book.

 

Mebrak  Tareke | New York

Mebrak Tareke is a writer, editor, curator and an independent media/communication professional. She has written for Under The Influence magazine, Kilimanjaro and the M magazine on art, politics and culture. Mebrak, who has been living between Brooklyn and the Horn of Africa, is also co-founder of TURF, a curatorial project that explores the arbitrary notion of Africana in the digital age. Follow TURF on Artsy.

 

Brendan Wattenburg | New York

Brendan Wattenberg is the director of exhibitions at The Walther Collection Project Space in New York and a contributor to NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Follow him @BrendanEmbser .

 

 


 

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS & COLLABORATORS 

Veronicah Akankunda, Zaheer Allam, Marina Cashdan, Thomas Bjørnskau, Hiroshi Egaitsu, Mikaela Gauer, Ilpo Jauhiainen, Hafiz Juma, Leah Libsekal, Natasha MaradzikaMegumi Matsubara, Billie Adwoa McTernan, Florent Meng, Paul Lumala Nkalubo, Radio OKFRED, Joel Atiku Prynce Okujo, Satoko Shibahara, Andrea Stultiens, Rodan Tekle ,Michael Thorsby, Canon Rumanzi.

 

 

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