“Putting our resources to work: Transforming Archives through Creative Strategies” is a workshop for members of the public interested in having a conversation about how creative practice can challenge and remedy existing limitations of archives.

Sana Ginwalla and Kerstin Hacker will present how the use of creative interventions and engagement of a counter-archive such as Zambia Belonging, challenged the problematic legacies of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Participants are invited to respond to photographs and texts from these collections by using methods of intervention such as collage, writing or photo-copying. During the making process Sana and Kerstin will offer a number of provocations that will encourage dialogue and collaboration in order to explore unorthodox methods of working with the archive.

Note on access:
The Milstein Room is accessed from the front entrance of the University Library through the Milstein Exhibition Centre. Staff on duty in the Entrance Hall will be able to point out the entrance to the exhibition centre. Step-free access to the exhibition centre is available at ground level to the right of the front steps of the University Library. The room is climate controlled so we would advise bringing an extra layer.