Whose crisis? COVID-19 explored through arts and cultural practices of African communities

Perry, M. , Armstrong, D. M., Chinkonda, B. E., Kagolobya, R., Lekoko, R. N. and Ajibade, G. O. (2022) Whose crisis? COVID-19 explored through arts and cultural practices of African communities. Journal of Open Humanties Data, 7, 29. (doi: 10.5334/johd.52)

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Abstract

The “Whose Crisis?” project is in response to a continually evolving global health pandemic, COVID-19. In this context, the dominant discourses have been generated in the Global North, overwhelmingly by a minority of wealthy and powerful authors, reflecting narrowly on a crisis that, while impacting the whole world, is experienced in vastly different ways. This article frames and contextualises data from this project through an introduction to the background, contexts, and methods of a project designed to reflect the lived experiences of, perspectives on, and responses to COVID-19 in vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa. The project has been carried out by a large team of collaborators who prioritise the lived experiences, customs, and needs of the communities engaged through a culturally responsive and arts-based research approach. The article points to the methodological implications of arts-based research to explore plural perspectives in participatory ways, and the socio-political possibilities of amplifying the voices of under-represented and under-served communities in Africa, in terms of global health in a pandemic context.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research has been funded by the AHRC UKRI; Grant number: AHRC AH/V007947/1; Grant title: Whose Crisis? The Global COVID-19 Crisis from the Perspective of Communities in Africa.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perry, Dr Mia
Authors: Perry, M., Armstrong, D. M., Chinkonda, B. E., Kagolobya, R., Lekoko, R. N., and Ajibade, G. O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Journal of Open Humanties Data
Publisher:Ubiquity Press
ISSN:2059-481X
ISSN (Online):2059-481X
Published Online:30 November 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2021
First Published:First published in Journal of Open Humanties Data 7:29
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
311680Whose crisis?: The global COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of communities in AfricaMia PerryArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/V007947/1ED - Education