National Museums of Liverpool
The oceanic passages of the Black Atlantic and its cultures have long been a repository of inspiration and sustenance for the African diaspora.
Disillusioned by the incomplete and often subordinate experience of ‘Britishness’, most Black Britons have little claim over public spaces and social provisions in their own neighbourhoods and often wouldn’t willingly enter some parts of the city centre where they feel especially unaccounted for.
Lead Consultant ARUP
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” -Maya Angelou
Exchange a boat for a thought.
Sound emitting stories of black servicemen.
Story portholes that frame the narratives contained in the objects, buildings and materials of the docks
Rianna Jade Parker
Public Art Curation
Writing on the Wall
Events and Social Enterprise
Black Histories Liverpool
Oral Histories and Storytelling
Anthony Walker Foundation
Anti-racism Charity and Educators
A wave of small boats flooding / floating into the space, against a backdrop of the big ships in the Canning Graving Docks. The highest are suspended in portholes across the pavilion frame. The rest rise up to meet them, sat on top of varying height dowels attached to bases made from cable drums.