Lennon Mhishi is a Project Researcher on the project “Reconnecting ‚Objects‘: Epistemic Plurality and Transformative Practices in and Beyond Museums”. The project is collaborating with partners in Oxford (UK), Cape Town (South Africa), Dakar (Senegal), Dschang (Cameroon) and Berlin (Germany) to, among other things, explore colonial collections and deliver two major exhibitions, opening simultaneously in Dakar and Oxford in 2024. He did his PhD at SOAS University of London. His work focused on the experiences of music and belonging amongst Zimbabweans, as part of the genealogy of African and Black expressive culture in the UK. He has recently been part of the Antislavery Knowledge Network at the University of Liverpool, working on how creative, art and heritage-based community-led approaches can be utilized in confronting contemporary forms of exploitation. This work has been through collaboration at different stages with partners and communities in Mali, Niger, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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