Sankofa – “return and get it” / “learn from the past”
Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean proverb
There are a number of things that we can learn from the past and language is one doorway into understanding what came before.
Saki Mafundikwa explains the form, flow, and function of written language of African traditions; ultimately, a journey to origins of written text and how modern-design is a space for self-design.
Take a look at the Ted Talk below and the article “Symbolic logic: How African alphabets got to the TEDGlobal stage” to learn more.
Saki will be with us in August with Art Inspired but Ancient Alphabets.
They’ve been looking outward for a long time, yet what they were looking for has been right there within grasp, right within them – Saki Mafundikwa
photo credit: TED