National Museums of Liverpool 

Waterfront Transformation

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

Placemaking

SOUND WAVES

“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

ARUP

Lead Designer

 

KCAP

Waterfront Masterplanning

 

NOOMA Studio

Placemaking

 

CARVE

Play Specialists

 

K2

Architecture

f.r.a.

Wayfinding

 

Rianna Jade Parker

Public Art Curation

 

Writing on the Wall

Events and Social Enterprise

 

PLACED

Community Engagement

 

Rob Burns

Heritage Consultant

Andrea Nixon

Cultural Strategies

 

Ray Costello

Black Histories Liverpool

 

Abigail Bernard

Oral Histories and Storytelling

 

Anthony Walker Foundation

Anti-racism Charity and Educators

PROJECT TEAM

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.

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