Embodied scholarship and Practice-as-research (PaR) approaches to knowledge production are about centering human lived ontologies in way that make sustainable, holist and humane education possible. When creative practice in the visual and performing arts is understood as a valid mode of inquiry, we can tap into resources offered by indigenous conceptual systems in devise solutions of radical, innovative and deep relevance to contemporary life. Dance, creative writing,visual art and music are transformative, contemplative and discursive practices. ndiniwako is interested in research projects use collaborative creative encounters to investigate questions relevant to the lifeworlds of “human-being” including politics, economics, artificial intelligence, education, and cultural systems. The human body is the vital resource, archive, artifact, evidence and tool for embodied research. Ultimately, the body itself is the threshold through which we must pass to enter into new understanding.

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tawanda & stanley/ photo by heetan bhagat