Contributions to an everyday archive of Independence

Tuli Mekondjo

Namibian artist Tuli Mekondjo created a portrait of Mekulu Njokonona for the exhibition ‘Finding Memories: an everyday archive of Independence’ which took place online in February 2021. This exhibition was an activation within the Everyday Archive of Independence, which is a digital space for the everyday, family photos and personal memories. Official narratives and photo-journalism …

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Shomwatala Shivute

Four embroidered T-Shirts make up this contribution by Namibian artist Shomwatala Shivute. Originally from the time around Independence, the artist engaged with them more recently through delicate embroidery. These formed part of the exhibition ‘Finding Memories: an everyday archive of Independence’ which took place online in February 2021. This exhibition was an activation within the …

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Ndapwa Alweendo

Ndapwa Alweendo is one of the caretakers of the Everyday Archive of Independence. She is currently working as a freelance writer, editor and project coordinator. Her interests include Namibia’s often suppressed feminist history, critical race theory, and public mental health. “This archive, which re-centers and prioritises everyday experiences of Namibians, comes at a time when …

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