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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.
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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