Listen to our Guest Curators as they explore the projects behind our AKN partners’ creative work. In a series of video diaries and collaborative conversations our Guest Curators answer key questions about how to improve the efficacy of antislavery work as they delve into individual AKN projects.
What is Freedom?
Video Diary: Sophie Otiende
Sophie answers key questions including: What is Freedom? How can antislavery efforts be more ethical? and What forms of solidarity can we practice? with reference to AKN projects including Bila Pi Kuc (Uganda) and LESLAN (Niger).
Memorials and Power
Video Diary: Chao Tayiana Maina
Chao explores how memorialisation of slavery can illuminate power and considers whether digital tools help or hinder antislavery work with reference to AKN projects including Hidden Histories (Ghana) and Visualising Liberté (Mali)
What is Epistemic Justice?
Video Diary: Allen Kiconco
Allen addresses issues including epistemic justice and what it means to work ethically with survivors. In the process she reflects on AKN projects including VIOMEREN (Nigeria) and Survivors’ Voice, Stories and Images (Kenya).
GC Conversation: Part 1
Storytelling, Ethics and Power
Part one of a conversation between our Guest Curators: exploring what can make antislavery storytelling ethical, the importance of focusing on process rather than end product and challenging gaps in the archival record.
GC Conversation: Part 2
Visualising and Naming Slavery
Part two of a conversation between our Guest Curators: in which they discuss how we can visualize slavery in ways that do not dehumanize, using landscape and the archive, as well as considering how we should define and label contemporary forms of exploitation?
GC Conversation: Part 3
International vs. Local Perspectives
Part three of a conversation between our Guest Curators: examining the tensions and agendas behind international definitions and visualizations of exploitation in comparison to local experiences and understandings, as well as the realities of reintegration.
GC Conversation: Part 4
Hope and Beauty as a Practice
Part four of a conversation between our Guest Curators: in which they each reflect on their personal responses to engaging with legacy of trauma in materials produced via AKN projects, including discussion of discomfort, not being a savoiur and hope and beauty as practice in response to trauma.