V&A Dundee
Talk

In conversation with Swapnaa Tamhane and Open Archive

Past event Friday 24 June 2022
  • Date

    Friday 24 Jun 2022

  • Time

  • Location

    Juniper Auditorium & Robertson Studio

  • Free


    This event is drop-in

  • This event will be BSL interpreted.

Join us to celebrate the opening of Swapnaa Tamhane's new commission in our Scottish Design Galleries

Tamhane's work explores the context of jute during British colonialism, inspired by archives held at the University of Dundee and Verdant Works.

Come along from 15.00 – 16.00 and hear from the artist, experts, and project collaborators as they discuss why it's important to reconsider the colonial relationship between Dundee and Calcutta and think about how archives might be re-imagined through decolonial and feminist perspectives.

There will also be an opportunity to see some of the albums, photographs, and documents from the archives across the city that have inspired Tamhane's work from 16.00 – 17.00.

This event will be BSL interpreted. If you are a BSL user, please let us know in advance via access@vandadundee.org or make yourself known on arrival so we can ensure you are seated with a sightline of the interpreter.

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