Sights & Sounds: Nusra Nijimbere
Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share words from a journal, a few ideas, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them.
Nusra Nijimbere is a London based Print Designer and Material Maker, whose work exists between the themes of memory and diaspora. Throughout print and fabric, imagery and sound, her work reimagines what immersing oneself in African history looks like beyond colonialism.
Nusra and I met back in 2017 while we were studying at Central St. Martins for our foundation degree, and I’ve recently been so captivated by all the research and work that she’s been sharing. The richness in colour, feeling, and documentation throughout her work, usher in memories of my own visits back home.
As she notes in one of her captions: “it’s an ongoing conversation between the past & present memories of our culture through visual material & dialect - a way to physically realise where we are now through ourselves and for ourselves.”
Here are a few things she shared with us.
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