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Scottish/Other: From the Each One Teach One Series

Friday 12 July 2024

An in-conversation discussing design, art and practice shaped by dual identities

Part of Each One Teach One, a series of talks where creatives, artists, designers and academics review lived experience, research and activism to further encourage sharing and collaboration. This event, developed in association with V&A South Kensington, highlights the importance of creative practitioner's roles within the museum, from the more visible voices in exhibitions and events to those embedded in permanent collections.

Join fashion designer Olubiyi Thomas, writer, editor and artist Harvey Dimond and moderator Cat Dunn as they reflect on cross-cultural identity within art, design and curatorial practice. Drawing on lived experience and artistic exploration, the conversation will look at how we can reassemble spaces to illuminate diverse voices and collective agency.

About the speakers:

Cat Dunn is a researcher, lecturer, and story catcher specialising in indigenous curating and social justice. Informed by her Caribbean diasporic heritage and motivated by the need for better diasporic representation and a broader cultural understanding of the global majority, her independent curatorial practice aims to engage and create dialogue about social identity as experienced by women from the global majority.

After working with Alexander McQueen, Siki Im and De Rein, fashion designer Olubiyi Thomas established his namesake label in 2015. Thomas’ installation Intersectional Family, commissioned for V&A Dundee’s Tartan exhibition, reflected on his cross-cultural identity by weaving together the green and white of the Nigerian flag and Glasgow’s Celtic FC.

Harvey Dimond is a British-Barbadian writer, editor and artist living and working in Scotland and South Africa. Their practice explores the impact of colonialism on the natural and aquatic environments of the Caribbean, South Africa and Scotland. This takes form in written, audio, visual and filmed works as well as in curatorial projects and programming. They have a BA in Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art and an MA in African Literature from Wits University, Johannesburg.

This event follows on the themes, works and collaborations presented in the Crafted Selves exhibition, programmed by Fife Contemporary.

Friday 12 July 2024

13.00 - 14.00

Juniper Auditorium

V&A Dundee
1 Riverside Esplanade
Dundee
DD1 4EZ

Free, but booking required

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