Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, South Africa
After undergraduate and postgraduate training in archaeology and the history of medicine, Chris Low completed a DPhil at Oxford in 2004 concerned with healing among Khoekhoe and San peoples of southern Africa. Prior to this Dr Low worked as a qualified osteopath and acupuncturist. Over recent years Chris has focused on healing and human environmental relationships, on Khoe-San folklore and trans-generational trauma among the San. Chris has recently worked as a Research Fellowship on an AHRC funded 'Future Pasts' project concerning 'sustainabilities and cultural landscapes' in Namibia. In 2014 Dr Low was appointed Curator of !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre in South Africa where he has been developing educational and visitor resources and exhbition galleries. It is a considerable endeavour based on extensive San community consultation and co-curation with exhibitions ranging from First People origins told through folklore, art and archaeology, to colonial encounters, current life and a specially designed building that seeks to immerse people in traditional San life, opening in September 2018. Dr Low's work at !Khwa ttu involves joint projects with institutions around the world that hold significant collections of San material, including the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Peabody Museum, Harvard University.
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