The “Kawsay Ukhunchay Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Art and Cultural Artifacts Research Collection” is a unique research, teaching, and community engagement resource at The Ohio State University. The collection focuses on art and artifacts from the Andes and Amazonia, featuring weaving, Canelos Quichua (Kichwa) ceramics, Masks, paintings, story gourds, and many other objects. It is part of an integrated learning environment centered on engaging forms of Indigenous expression, meaning-making practices, knowledge, and representation. The collection explores experiential learning and alternative pedagogies compatible with non-Western traditions by engaging Indigenous artists and prevailing forms of Indigenous knowledge, power, resistance, and self-determination.
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