Join us for a Sunday Scene with writer and researched Jananda Lima! Jananda will be presenting her perspective on two artworks: Olinda Reshinjabe Silvano, Wilma Raynas, and Ronin Koshi’s murals and Couzyn van Heuvelen's installation. These works will guide the audience in understanding the Indigenous concept of relationality, in which life, knowledge, and being are a manifestation of relationships between humans, non-humans, and more-than-humans.
Jananda Lima is a sessional professor at the School of Graduate Studies at OCAD University and a researcher at the Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge, where she acts as the Indigenous Amazonian Artist Liaison. As an academic, her research in social design involves fieldwork in radically marginalized territories. As a futures designer, she focuses on reclaiming design for decolonial world-making. Jananda co-founded the Medio Xingu Observatory, which proposes a partnership between Indigenous and academic knowledge, using cartography to generate counter-narratives. She is also a member of the Reimagining Wealth Initiative, which aims to create exchange flows otherwise, supporting shared value resources and knowledge. Currently, Jananda is Rosi Waikhon’s mentee as part of an OCADU and Canada Council of Arts initiative to support BIPOC artists.