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Uncovering the archive. What story will you tell? with Iniva

October 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Uncovering the archive. What story will you tell? ⁣⁣
An archival collaboration between MayDay Rooms & Iniva

We are offering a FREE series of workshops & screenings to existing youth programmes with an aim to engage young people (16-25) primarily from marginalised communities such as Black and QTIPOC/PGM*, working class, migrant and Disabled. ⁣⁣

The intention is to introduce the archive as a resource and archiving as a mode of storytelling available to, and representative of, the identities⁣⁣ and lives of those normally excluded from history making practices. By⁣⁣ working with the collections held both at MDR and Iniva, the programme⁣⁣ aims to offer young people with the tools to confidently explore, interrogate and create the stories they want to tell or wish were told⁣⁣ through engaging activities that center creative play, conversation and⁣⁣ making. By introducing young people to places, digital spaces and people that are made for/representative of them, we hope to empower their claim to history and uphold the integrity of what is important to them.⁣⁣

We recognise that archives are often spaces accessed by people with⁣⁣ privilege ie. wealthy/higher educated/able-bodied/neurotypical, and so a⁣⁣ core objective is to work to open up these spaces through prioritising⁣⁣ access, inclusion and safety. This programme will be facilitated by⁣⁣ creative practitioners from marginalised backgrounds whose practices are informed by disruptive approaches to history telling and making.⁣⁣
Pilot Session:
Introduction to Archives & Archiving⁣⁣

🕕Monday 3rd October 2022, 5:30PM – 7:30PM⁣⁣
📍Location: INIVA, 16 John Islip St, London SW1P 4JU⁣⁣

Getting to know participants with an introduction to MDR and Iniva as⁣⁣ well as tour of Iniva archive. Creative writing thinking workshop⁣⁣ facilitated by Lola Olufemi on imaginative uses of the archive. The⁣⁣ workshop will close with an activity to collectively choose a name for⁣⁣ the group

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October 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
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16 John Islip St
London, SW1P 4JU⁣⁣ United Kingdom
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