In 2012 the second phase was launched: Mobile Access to Knowledge: Culture and Safety in Africa – an international research project based on interdisciplinary and comparative methodologies. Conceived and supported by lettera27, the project is coordinated by SUPSI (The Italian Language University of Switzerland), and implemented thanks to the co-financing of SNIS (Swiss Network for International Studies). The complete report from 2011-2014 can be found here.
“The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself.”
Woody Dumas — Former Mayor of Baton Rouge
What does Mobile A2K do?
Mobile A2K is a project in motion. Mobile like cellphones, the most widespread technological objects in Africa. Mobile like the tools to be produced: itinerant and reproducible didactic modules to be learnt and used in different territories. Mobile A2K supports the building and sharing of resources, encourages the creation of networks among participants, sharing of content, and increased participation. Mobile A2K facilitates the creation of interfaces, new and innovative ways to produce, organize and access knowledge within the field of education.
Mobile A2K is a project promoted by lettera27 in partnership with SUPSI and in collaboration with three African organizations: Chimurenga (Cape Town, South Africa), Doual’Art (Douala, Cameroon), and Kër Thiossane (Dakar, Senegal).
What have we accomplished?
The project supports didactic units created and developed by our African partner associations:
Chimurenga will present the monographic issue entitled Chronicle – A speculative, future-forward newspaper that travels back in time to re-imagine the present. Back-dated to May 18-24, 2008, it reports on the first week of the xenophobic violence in South Africa.
A technological toolkit to learn how to create interactive works, created by Kër Thiossane.
Douala Ville d’Art et d’Historie
A digital and analog map of Douala, accessible via mobile phone, created by Doual’Art.
Mobile A2K, 2009-2011
Mobile A2K on YouTube
Mobile A2K, 2011-2014
Mobile A2K website
Mobile A2K is coordinated by
Davide Fornari, SUPSI
Emanuela Fanny Bonini Lessing
Marilyn Douala Bell
Inge M. Ruigrok
Edgar Arthur Pieterse
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato