Logo Design, 2019
Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge (CFIVK) is a research space dedicated to centering indigenous communities, objects, and voices. This logo aims to embody Wapatah as a multidimensional and boundless space for accessing the complex knowledge of many nations. This information is at once interconnected – forming a deep, interwoven network of knowing – and independent of one another. The logo takes inspiration from topography, star mapping, transmotion, and particularly the Kinomaage-Waapkong (teaching rocks) in Peterborough. The implied rhythm enacts an intertribal dance, not dissimilar the one required to access those knowledges. Coupled with movement, the triad of symbols are symbolic of the many stories behind indigenous ways of knowing.