Each One Teach One Conversation Series: Collections and Cultural Memory

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

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

Olivette Otele will explore museum objects through the lenses of history and memory, as her work has focused on the memorialisation of the past. There is always a connection with the past to the present, how this is shared and how narratives are explored are important elements. This event will be an invitation to reflect on collections.

Olivette Otele is a Distinguished Research Professor of the Legacies and Memory of Slavery at SOAS, University of London. She is a Fellow, a former Vice President of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. She has written numerous scholarly papers and books and is a contributor to the press.

Moderator Irenosen Okojie MBE is a Nigerian British author whose work pushes the boundaries of form, language, and ideas. Her novel, 'Butterfly Fish', and short story collections, 'Speak Gigantular' and 'Nudibranch', have won and been nominated for multiple awards. Her journalism has been featured in The New York Times, the Observer, the Guardian, and the Huffington Post. She was a judge for the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction. She is Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and the Director and Founder of Black to the Future.

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