Africa and the West: a contested dialogue modern and contemporary ceramics

  • Kim Tracy Bagley

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This practice-led research in the field of handmade ceramics explores what Africa means and how it is represented in ceramic practice. This is addressed through two research questions. The first is how can ceramics be used to picture, interpret and understand contemporary Africa? The second is what does ‘Africa’ or ‘African-ness’ mean in modern and contemporary ceramic practice set in various contexts, institutional and otherwise? The two questions address the construction and representation of African-ness respectively. There are many different grounds for understanding African-ness which are explored in detail.
Date of AwardApr 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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