Textiles and Linguistics: Script as Pattern in Kinshasa

Textiles and Linguistics: Script as Pattern in Kinshasa

By Jess Kilubu

Designer Jess Kilubukila explains the inspiration behind his use of the pan-African Mandombe script on traditional Kuba textiles in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Jess Kilubu: Crafting Futures in the Congo

Jess Kilubu: Crafting Futures in the Congo

By Jess Kilubu

Designer Jess Kilubu was selected for one of our Crafting Futures grants in 2018. He travelled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for his residency, where he explored the relationship between craft, language and identity. He tells us about his experience, research and what he discovered. 

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