Culture & Heritage, 2023
Angela Deka is an artist, photographer, and creative researcher based in Australia, currently pursuing her Master’s in Creative and Cultural Futures from the University of Canberra. For her final creative research project, she explores mapping as a process of “wayfinding” through difficult life experiences. It builds on interdisciplinary theoretical approaches from neuroscience, psychology, and contemporary art practices that employ mapping to explore identity, navigate complex concepts, examine connections, and dissect relationships. Her past experiences and innate curiosity have led her to continually experiment with the expressive arts and self-expression, prompting her to pursue her Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology, followed by an experiential certificate course in Expressive Arts-Based Therapies. She is passionate about integrating the arts and mental health and strives to build a future where creativity plays a part in community wellbeing. ‘Reconfiguring, Navigating’ and ‘My Mind: A Labyrinth’ are currently displayed at the FADx Graduate Exhibition.