V&A Dundee
Online Event

Art and Design: Slavery and Disavowal

Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Date

    Wednesday 27 Oct 2021

  • Time

  • Location

    Online

  • Free

Join Dr Michael Morris to reflect on how art and design can illuminate histories

How effectively can cultural and creative projects navigate and acknowledge Scotland's role in Atlantic slavery?

Building on historian Catherine Hall and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick’s description of the ‘disavowal’ of slavery, Morris will explore projects which reposition thinking to acknowledge Scotland's role in Atlantic slavery, emphasising a willingness to fully see what was always available. From objects in V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries to contemporary artworks, films and walking tours Dr Morris will examine art and design’s relationship to the avowal and disavowal of Atlantic slavery.

Dr Michael Morris, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee, and Co-Investigator on the Transnational Scotland Project. Dr Morris is a member of V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries Advisory Group.

This event will be BSL interpreted, live. Part of Black History Month Scotland #BHM

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