About

Bright Insight is a public website meant to allow visual access to African architecture, public art, community planning, and landscape architecture in both historical and contemporary terms. Developed by Dr. Kathy Curnow of the Department of Art and Design at Cleveland State University in 2017, it has expanded with the addition of Dr. Janet M. Purdy, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the Arts of Africa of the Art Institute of Chicago, as co-director. Based on the Curatescape model created by Cleveland State University’s Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, Bright Insight is a collaborative effort, its entries written by professors and advanced students under their supervision. It will continue to grow and incorporates all of Africa, particularly its cities and towns. Bright Insight lets viewers explore the places and creations that have shaped the continent from the distant past to the present, communicating vital information via accessible language. Learn about the region through layered, map-based, multimedia presentations, use social media to share your stories, and experience curated historical tours of various parts of Africa. If you’re a scholar or graduate student who would like to collaborate with us, please contact the project directors at brightinsightinafrica@gmail.com Follow the project on Twitter @brightinafrica, Facebook at https://bit.ly/3ueoM2w, or Instagram at @brightinafrica. See below for inquiries about image rights and reproductions.