Kgot·la /ˈkätlə/ NOUN

In SeTswana, a kgotla is traditionally a public meeting place where community leaders and members gather to discuss issues related to their community.

The Hack Ur Culture Lekgotla is a platform and online community gathering for sharing insights, knowledge and discussing challenges from stakeholders in the different industries working with cultural heritage sectors like GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), technology and domestic tourism where everyone has a an opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas, concerns or amazing projects they are working on. This is the time to ask the questions you have always wanted to ask, share knowledge and find out what the public thinks about the state of our cultural heritage.

How to participate? 

You can participate in the Hack Ur Culture Lekgotla in 2 ways; as an attendee or a speaker/presenter:

Attendee: Join in the discussion sessions where you will be able to ask questions, offer ideas and share your opinions on matters discussed. 
Register here

Presenter/Speaker: Lead the session with a presentation of an idea, project, research or opportunity which will anchor that discussion session. 
Register here by 15 September 23:59h 

We are looking for presenters who will share ideas, projects, opportunities and research across the following focus areas:
  • Cultural heritage 
  • Domestic Tourism
  • Technology


The Hack Ur Culture Lekgotla stakeholders include, but are not limited to: cultural heritage professionals, technology experts, GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), thought leaders, innovators, enthusiasts, creative and digital professionals.


Online Community?

The online platforms which will be used for HUC Lekgotla are:

Zoom: For presenters and speakers that require a more formal platform to share their ideas supported with slides and visuals.

Twitter Spaces: For audio only discussions (like a podcast) where conversations will be casual. To participate you will need to register as an attendee or a speaker/presenter.


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Hack Ur Culture is a platform for African Cultural Heritage and technology collaborations. This is a joint project between Credipple, the Goethe-Institut, and partners.

Hack Ur Culture's vision and mission are to preserve, promote and educate African Cultural Heritage through innovation and entertainment.