Events

16 - 23 Nov 2021 / 16th - 18: to 21:00, then 14:00 to 18:00
BOROUGH ROAD GALLERY, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY 103, BOROUGH ROAD, LONDON, SE1 0AA

STORIES FROM THE ‘ROADS’ OF EMPIRE – public event and exhibition

Tracing narratives of catastrophe, displacement, renewal, and contestation associated with empire.
Migration narratives are often told by those who have not experienced them.
How do we reclaim the lived complexities of our stories when they are told on our behalf by institutions?

Join us for an exhibition with artwork and reflections by BLKBRD Collective, Dana Olarescu, London South Bank University  academics Ozan Kamiloglu, Henry Redwood, and Elian Weizman, responding to the stories of 17 Londoners.

The exhibition opens at LSU’s Borough Gallery with talks and drinks reception on 16th November  (18:00 – 21:00) and runs on 17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd (12:00 to 18:00).
Live music performance by Ibrahim Fanous during the opening event.

The event reflects on the work produced  following an earlier workshop with 17 Londoners, through the following questions and more: How different stories from the roads of empire entwines? What are the conditions of recreating a life after a long journey? How can we think about official archives of empire with oral histories and personal stories? How can we create a different understanding of the past that will inform a different politics of the present, and future?

This project is a London South Bank University initiative in collaboration with
Counterpoints Arts, and part of the Being Human Festival. Register free here.

Booking

16 - 23 Nov 2021
16th - 18: to 21:00, then 14:00 to 18:00

BOROUGH ROAD GALLERY, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY 103, BOROUGH ROAD, LONDON, SE1 0AA

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