In the Loop

Visiting Artist Lecture with Saki Mafundikwa

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 6:15pm 2019-10-01 06:15:00 pm1969-12-31 07:00:00 pmAmerica/New_YorkVisiting Artist Lecture with Saki MafundikwaLittle Hall
  • Description

    Join the School of Art + Art History for Visiting Artist Lecture: Saki Mafundikwa on October 1, 2019. 

    Free and open to the public.

    Saki is the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) a design and new media training college in Harare. He has an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. He returned home in 1998 to found ZIVA after working in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and design instructor. His book, Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Africa was published in 2004. It is the first book on Afrikan typography. It is currently out of print.

    His award-winning first film, Shungu: The Resilience of a People premiered at 2009’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Active on the international lecture circuit, he was a speaker at TED2013 in Long Beach, California. He has run workshops in Europe, the US, Central and South America and Afrika.

    He has been published widely on design and cultural issues.

    Saki relocated to Seattle in 2017 where he taught Film Narrative and Graphic Design at Cornish College of the Arts. He returned home in December 2018.

  • Venue
    Little Hall
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