MAP My Name

About the Day

Map My Name at Africultures Festival 12 March 2016. Digital Media; Pop-Up storytelling tent: 60 participants from diverse backgrounds; Public screening at Auburn Centre for Community in June 2016.

Africultures is the biggest annual African Festival in Australia. The celebration is a one-day event that is held in Wyatt Park, Lidcombe. The festival is organised by an African-Australian committee made up of different African countries, service providers and Cumberland Council. The aims include to promote and support community based cultural projects and events where communities create positive influence and participation to the African community in Australia; and to stimulate and provide opportunities for community development programs with a focus on cultural projects that have tangible social, community and artistic development outcomes

Map My Name used photography and name stories to map the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Africultures Festival in 2016.

Paula Abood, Jerome Pearce, Nicole Barakat, Jagath Dheerasekara, Alissar Chidiac and Thom Scire

Africultures Festival, Wyatt Park – Lidcombe

“It was great seeing all the people writing their name, language and meaning of their name on the cards. At one stage I saw three generations at the booth getting their photo taken”

Photos from the Day