Trading Faces Recollecting Slavery

Trading Faces Recollecting Slavery (2007-09)

The Trading Faces online exhibition was designed and curated by Alda Terracciano for  Future Histories as part of the Trading Faces Recollecting Slavery Project, a cataloguing and creative interpretation programme which the organisation developed in collaboration with Talawa Theatre Company, the Victoria & Albert Museum Theatre Collections and The National Archives (A4A Programme). The online exhibition makes use of archive documents, video and audio material to explore the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in British performing arts and society over the past 200 years using an interactive technological language. Developed over a period of two years with the engagement of artists, historians, journalists, students and activists, the exhibition was launched in January 2009. Since the it has been widely used as a research and information tool on the history of black performance in the UK.

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Video of archive workshops with Kingston University students