Building on Lynne Kelly's presentation on how to improve your memory using ancient Indigenous Techniques, this workshop aims to improve your memory by creating a memory board.
The one-hour Lukasa (Memory Board) Workshop will explore Indigenous memory boards by making an African lukasa, a memory board with beads and shells on wood, to match your specific memory theme. The memory technique matches similar technologies of Aboriginal and other Indigenous cultures worldwide. Given that these devices have been used by oral cultures for centuries, if not millennia, it is no surprise that they are incredibly effective.
To make the lukasa, you will be provided with a board and select from a large range of beads and shells, choosing those which you connect with the topic of your lukasa. Using pins and glue, you will complete your memory device and even more importantly, experience the way you brain works when encoding information to a non-literate mnemonic device. Given that these devices have been used by oral cultures for centuries, if not millennia, it is no surprise that they are incredibly effective.
Location: Level 5 Atrium (the staircase next to the kitchen in the FEIT space), Melbourne Connect, level 5, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton
Date: Wednesday, November 9
Workshop Time: 2-3pm
Please note: numbers are limited to 20 people in the workshop, so registration is essential.
This event is a part of the FEIT Infrastructure We're Back campaign, where we celebrate coming together to work (and learn) once more.