“Open culture creates conditions for us to know ourselves, but above all to eachother.” Jessemusse shares this insight with us and talks about what open culture and open access in GLAM institutions has done for his writing work and how it has shaped his views about language representation. Open Culture has provided a way to reframe histories of his culture and community.

Open Culture VOICES is a series of short videos that highlight the benefits and barriers of open culture as well as inspiration and advice on the subject of opening up cultural heritage. Jessemusse is a Mozambican author who previously co-founded a publishing house in Mozambique focused on underrepresented languages and cultures in publishing. His work has evolved into more creative writing where his true passion lies.

Jessemusse responds to the following questions:

What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
What are the barriers?
Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?

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