Neema Githere

Neema Githere (b. Nairobi, Kenya) is a writer, artist, and grassroots theorist whose work explores love and indigeneity in a time of algorithmic debris. Having dreamt themselves into the world via the internet from an early age, Githere’s work prototypes relationality-as-art through experiments that span community organizing, social design, travel and image-making. Githere is a 2023-24 Practitioner Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University, where they are working on a project entitled “Data Healing: A Call for Repair”.

Neema Githere
Having dreamt themselves into the world via the internet from an early age, Neema Githere’s work prototypes relationality-as-art through experiments that span curation, community organizing, social design, travel and image-making. Githere (b. Nairobi, Kenya) has been building a research-based embodiment practice since 2016, beginning with a project called #digitaldiaspora which traveled to over 20 countries exploring how Afrodiasporic creatives were articulating new identities on- and offline. Githere’s concept of Afropresentism–a term they coined in 2017 to explore diasporic embodiment in the age of Big Data–has influenced conferences and exhibitions in four continents. A co-author of the 2023 Lonely Planet guidebook for Kenya, Githere’s current travels are focused around exploring the ancient ruins scattered across the Swahili Coast of East Africa. Githere is a 2023-24 Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, where she is working on a project entitled “Data Healing: A Call for Repair” that employs indigenous value systems to develop a digital rehabilitation clinic.

Neema Githere on advaya