The World Reimagined – transformative racial justice learning programme
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of The World Reimagined – a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact.
In development for two years, we are excited to share the vision and plans of The World Reimagined – so hope you will be able to join us at 19.00-20.00 on Thursday 27 May 2021 (online). Hosted by our very own board member and Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph, you’ll hear from speakers including internationally renowned artist Yinka Shonibare CBE; writer Ekow Eshun; poet Keisha Thompson and cast members from the West End production of Hamilton.
We hope you will join the launch as we would love your school and college to take part in our Learning Programme – an experiential and transformative journey for students, teachers and schools.
The time is now: A historic moment for racial justice.
For too long, the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade has been untold, mistaught or misrepresented. In the UK, we celebrate with pride the Trade’s abolition – but the people who were enslaved and their descendants; Britain’s role in the Trade’s creation; and the Trade’s devastating legacy are usually missing from how history is told. This is not ‘Black History’, this is all of our history.
We are living in a key moment for racial justice. It calls on us to courageously face our shared history with honesty, empathy and grace, so that we can create a new future in which all can say:
I am seen.
That is the mission of The World Reimagined.
What it is: an unprecedented national art education project
The World Reimagined will see trails of large Globe sculptures in cities across the UK in May-July of 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The Globes will be created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists. The trails will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme – with hundreds of schools, community groups, sporting and cultural institutions taking part across the country.
Our Learning Programme is designed with specific offers for Primary Schools; Secondary Schools and Colleges, including flexible classroom resources; Teacher Leadership Development; and a platform for the creative expression for students. Our Poetic Programme is free to all schools across the country and our Globe Programme gives your students the chance to collaborate to create their own Globes!
The World Reimagined is a vibrant project that will inspire pride in what it means to be Black and British and help us all better understand what it means to be British.