Cracks in the Curriculum: Drawing Outside the Frame - Challenging British Colonial Histories

Black Cultural Archives

20 Feb 2020 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cracks in the Curriculum:
Drawing Outside the Frame - Challenging British Colonial Histories

Free, booking recommended

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Artists Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe invite artists, activists and educators working in primary, secondary, further and higher education to rethink the ways we talk about colonialism and its legacy in schools.

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How can we resist colonial ideas within the National Curriculum and reinsert Britain’s accountability? How did Britain build its wealth and how does Britain continue to profit from colonialism? How can we highlight colonialism as an ongoing issue that impacts peoples lives today? 

Through the workshop participants will use drawing and discussion to challenge how we talk about the impact of colonialism and develop research towards a practical resource that can be used in history and geography classrooms. The session will centre on the history and production of sugar, the biggest type of plantation in the British Empire and the deadliest. 

This workshop will be held at Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, Brixton SW2 1EF, the venue is fully wheelchair accessible. We are pleased to offer bursaries for people who would otherwise be unable to attend the workshop due to travel costs or childcare commitments. BSL interpretation is available on request. 

Please contact [email protected]org for more information about bursaries and access information or requirements.

Cracks in the Curriculum is a workshop series and publishing platform, which aims to bring artists and educators together to think about how to address pressing social issues in the classroom. 

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Jacob V Joyce

Jacob V Joyce

Mural in Marcus Garvey Park, Hammersmith

2019
Commissioned by Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Photograph: Jacob V Joyce

Rudy Loewe We Been Here

Rudy Loewe

We Been Here

2019
Created during Distributed Identities residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Photograph: Jessica Wittman

Rudy Loewe A Recent History

Rudy Loewe

A Recent History

2019
Created during Distributed Identities residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Photograph: Jessica Wittman

Jacob V Joyce

Jacob V Joyce

2018