Community History at Docklands

A key part of Curating London’s work in Docklands looks at how we can use the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery (LSS) as a launch pad from which to rethink contemporary collecting.

Young Londoners watch a discussion - Community History at Docklands

Young Londoners watch a discussion on the lived experiences of Black Women at Curating London’s HERstories event

With the rise of Black-led heritage initiatives striving to improve representation and decolonise public institutions, this project serves to both capture and respond to contemporary debates speaking to Black experiences in London.

What contemporary objects and experiences can help us understand the multiplicity of Blackness in London? And how can we use contemporary collecting to re-imagine the London Sugar and Slavery gallery and Black futures in London?

Across the Autumn and Winter of 2020, we’ll be working with Black communities in Greenwich and Docklands to explore the role that food and markets play in culture, heritage, and contemporary lives. Join us at the Museum of London Docklands in Spring 2021 to find out more.