Asnath Kambunga

Host Institution

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connections built by people and groups”
PhD Project 6

Thesis

Future memory making: Prototyping (post-)colonial imaginations with Namibian youth (working title)

Abstract:

The project will prototype with young people from Namibia representations of alternative colonial narratives and imaginations. It will engage the youths in exploring and prototyping possible ‘future memories’ for creating agency in the present: technologically empowered through engagement with digital and visual media; and situated in alter- native (digital) worlds in which their voices become an active part of the collective consciousness and commemoration. In the context of design anthropology, participatory design and emerging technologies the project will develop methodologies and concepts for how marginalized communities can be actively co-created and reworked into new ways of making futures.

Supervisors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark

2016-2017
Master of Informatics, Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia (former Polytechnic of Namibia)

2014
Honours in computer Science (Communications Networks)

2013
Internet Super User Certificate, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2010-2013
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Systems Administration and Networks), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

2009-2010
National Diploma in Information Technology, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Work Experience

Oct 2015-Sep 2018
Information Communication and Technology Projects CoordinatorUniversity of Namibia

Feb 2013-Sep 2015
RLabs Namibia Coordinator, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NBII)

Oct 2011-Jul 2012
Information Technology intern, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NBII)

Interest and Expertise

  • Working with the youth
  • Participatory Design
  • Human computer interaction
  • ICT4D

Publications

Kambunga, A. P.; Winschiers-Theophilus, H. and Goagoses, N.: Re-Conceptualizing Technology Adoption in Informal Settlements based on a Namibian application. In: 2nd African Conference for Human Computer Interaction Proceedings. December 3–7, 2018, Windhoek, Namibia. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1145/3283458.3283468 

N.  Goagoses, A.P.  Kambunga,  and H. Winschiers-Theophilus. 2018. Enhancing commitment to participatory design initiatives ’18: Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference -Volume 2, August 20-24, 2018, Hasselt and Genk, Belgium, 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3210604.3210613

Kambunga, A. P., & Winschiers-Theophilus, H.: HCI Across Borders, May 2017Retrieved from papers_2017: http://www.hcixb.org/papers_2017/hcixb17-final-22.pdf

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Presentations at the 2018 Participatory design conference in Hasselt, Belgium together with Naska Goagoses

Poster presentation at Symposium on HCI Across Borders 2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.