Storytelling our way home: weaving threads & illuminating patterns

How can storytelling help us find our way home and ground ourselves in the present of these times? In this webinar, co-curators of advaya’s upcoming course, Re/membering our Rooted Selves, Maria Clara Parente and Naida Culshaw, dialogue with some of our course teachers: Anna Denardin, Aza Njeri, Lana Jelenjev, P. Mary Vidya Porselvi and Andreza Jorge.


Naida Culshaw

Naida Culshaw is university lecturer and Doctorate of Business Administration candidate at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) in France, as well as a coach and consultant.

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Maria Clara Parente

Maria Clara Parente is a Rio de Janeiro based writer, artist, journalist, and film director who researches other ways of inhabiting this planet towards decolonial futures.

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Anna Denardin

Anna Denardin is a brazilian civil engineer and designer focused in decolonial sustainability.

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Aza Njeri

Aza Njeri is professor of African Literature and researcher of African and Afro-diasporic Philosophies, Cultures, Literatures and Arts.

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Lana Jelenjev

Lana Jelenjev is a Filipina, now based in the Netherlands, who designs spaces for “KAPWA” (shared inner selves) to flourish.

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P. Mary Vidya Porselvi

P. Mary Vidya Porselvi is Assistant Professor of English, Loyola College, Chennai, India.

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Andreza Jorge

Andreza Jorge has been working for more than fifteen years on social projects focused on gender, ethnic-racial relations, diversity and sexuality in Complexo da Maré.

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