Mukhtara Yusuf is a Yoruba-Nigerian-Muslim visual artist/scholar, cultural activist and designer. Her work focuses on decolonizing design, sustainability, alternative economies and design in the global south. Her creative art practice explores links between issues of trauma, black mental health, and afrofuturism by exploring larger conceptual motifs of colonial time, indigenous epistemology and material counter memory. Other themes in her work, through scholarly research, curation, and activism include afro-Islamic identity marginalization, queerness, and African urban landscapes.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE:
– “Towards a Black Futurist and Speculative Design Aesthetic,” (student project) in The Funambulist 3 (Jan-Feb 2016) Clothing Politics.
– “Clothing as Healing: Operational And Ecological Methods”, in The Funambulist 15 (Jan-Feb 2018) Clothing Politics #2