Community Workshop Facilitated by Chiedza Pasipanodya


Sunday July 30, 2023 at 2 - 4 PM
Gardiner Museum

What are the connections between the past, present, and future of objects? What or who is missing or unavailable in museums? Where do we go from here?

Inspired by Chiedza Pasipanodya's multidimensional engagement with a Kenyan Luo Pipehead living in the Gardiner Museum's collection, this workshop invites youth of African descent to reflect upon and breathe life into a selection of works in the Museum using clay. Using an African-centred approach and rooted in a relational Ubuntu philosophy, this workshop considers the role of local and diasporic contexts, offering a breath of fresh air to interpreting and making clay objects.


Mending the Museum (2023)
Workshop Series:
   Narrative Charm
   Blackout Poetry
   Play it Forward
   Cloning and Paper Clay


About the Collective
Members of the Collective

Mending the Museum is a collaborative duo comprised of Karina Román Justo and Camila Salcedo. Together, their intent is to work as a bridge between artists, communities, regional museums, and craft objects from their collections, to reflect on ancestry and speculative futures within the framework of cultural belonging.

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