Each One Teach One Conversation Series: Collaboration and Change

An ‘in conversation’ public talk at the V&A to share knowledge and insight into discussions on Anti-Racism and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion within the Arts, Heritage, and Cultural sector.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Past Event

In this series creatives, artists, designers and academics will explore, and draw on lived experience, research, and activism to further encourage sharing and collaboration.

Professor Hakim Adi will explore the theme of Collaboration and Change. Historically, collaborations have fostered change and we can explore the impact that this has had. Adi’s book 'African and Caribbean People in Britain: A History (2023)' explores the impact that individuals and collectives have made and continue to make in British society. For Adi, a sense of self determination and identity are also powerful instruments to foster collaborations for change.

Professor Hakim Adi is an award-winning historian. He was the first historian of African heritage to become a professor of history in Britain when he was appointed Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester in 2015. Adi was instrumental in the founding of the History Matters initiative in 2014 and is also the founder and consultant historian of the Young Historians Project. He has appeared in many documentary films, on TV and on radio and has written widely on the history of Africa and the African Diaspora, including three history books for children. His latest publication 'African and Caribbean People in Britain: A History (Allen Lane, 2023)' was shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize in Britain in September 2023.

Moderated by Wanja Kimani who is a visual artist, writer and curator. Her research interests lie in the intersection of art, ecology and the politics of gender and sexuality. In 2022, she was one of the artists to represent Kenya at the 59th Venice Biennale. She is a recipient of the Literature Matters Award 2023 from the Royal Society of Literature. She is currently Associate Curator at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge and is a PhD candidate in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London.

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