Diploma project, ECAL 2017


by Laura-Issé Tusevo

Teacher(s): Diego Bontognali & Gilles Gavillet

The Diccionario Lukumí-Español is a major editorial work on the lukumí language that has emerged in the Yoruba community of Cuba. This dictionary presents itself as a practical answer to the problem of knowledge’s transmission on an island where communism and clandestinity still reign supreme. Through the complex and protean iconography of the Santería, I was able to address the issues related to the notion of auctoriality in contents' creation. This work allowed me to familiarize myself with the fieldwork, its possibilities and its limits.

Diccionario Lukumí-Español, Laura-Issé Tusevo