Events

30 Oct 2021 / 11:00 to 16:00
London Southbank University, Room K2 - VG11, Keyworth Street, London SE1 0AA

Stories from the ‘roads’ of empire – with London South Bank University, artists Dana Olarescu and BLKBRD Collective

Stories from the ‘Roads’ of Empire is a new collaboration with London South Bank University and artists Dana Olarescu, and BLKBRD Collective, and explores the stories of catastrophe, displacement, and subsequent renewal and contestation associated with empire and its metropole by engaging with two different archives: Imperial War Museums, and memories of London residents.

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 a group workshop led by Romanian migrant, Londoner, and artist Dana Olarescu, with BLKBRD Collective. We will reimagine Imperial War Museums’ archives, by looking at a number of Archive pieces in relation to your stories and memories of displacement and personal renewal. The workshop forms part of a London South Bank University project, Stories from the ‘Roads’ of Empire, in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts.

For more information and to reserve a place, email roadsofempire@gmail.com by 28 October. Places are limited, so we advise early registration.

Participants will receive £40 for their time, and lunch will be provided. Children are welcome.

Workshop conversations will inform an artwork to be showcased in a public-facing event at Borough Road Gallery, London South Bank University, on 16 November, as part of the Being Human Festival.

Stories from the ‘Roads’ of Empire was initiated by London South Bank University academics Ozan Kamiloglu, Elian Weizman and Henry Redwood.

 

30 Oct 2021
11:00 to 16:00

London Southbank University, Room K2 - VG11, Keyworth Street, London SE1 0AA

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