It's officially Black History Month and we are excited to present you with a program that explores Black history and creative resistance. Check out our program below to learn more details about what's on:
- Black Student Forum, 08.10.21, 13.00-14.00. (Online)
Join us for our relaunch of the Black Student Forum! The Black Student Forum are monthly group sessions where RCA students of African, Caribbean or Mixed Race Heritage can connect, share experiences and network. These sessions revolve around improving their well being and overall experience whilst at RCA.
Here's the link to join: https://rca-ac.zoom.us/j/98265246181?pwd=MU9ZTlB3ZDB4YnhXbFNHVjVmZkhYUT09
- Reading Group, 13.10.21, 16.00-17.30 (Online)
Join us for a facilitated session exploring the Here to stay, here to fight- A 'Race Today' Anthology. We will be looking closely at the chapter titled ‘Creation For Liberation’ in particular the introduction and the excerpt titled ‘Caboo, the making of a Caribbean artist’.
This session will be facilitated by Tami Soji-Akinyemi, Temi is a multidisciplinary artist from MA Painting.
Her work engages with themes of agency and access through the performative enactment of reframed propaganda devices to produce haptic works that explore ‘missed’ communication and ‘unknowing’.
Link to join: https://rca-ac.zoom.us/j/99859315072?pwd=QVQ3ZXN6K0UxblpJZkhjQk9kNnBiZz09
Please email Halimo.Hussain@rca.ac.uk for copies of the text.
- Film Screening and discussion: Malik Shabbaz, Burning an illusion, 26.10.21, 18.00-20.00 (In person)
We are excited to be teaming up with the School of Arts and Humanities to bring you a screening of Menelik Shabaaz's Burning Illusion (1981). The film will be shown in the Gorvy lecture theatre at the Battersea campus and will be followed by a discussion exploring the themes and ideas around the film.
We've also got another online event in the works! Keep an eye out.
In the meantime, check out this incredible documentary by the Cultural Media Collective. Using archival footage it charts creative and political resistance in the UK between the periods of 1979-1981.