Global Ports: Postcolonial Enclosures?

Saturday 9 March, 12.00 - 16.00

Ferry boat on Black Sea

In what ways can we better understand the enduring legacies of empire and colonialism in everyday life? Global ports, as negotiated spaces of encounter and enclosure, help to bring such legacies into sharp focus. These settings have been, and continue to be nodes of trade, migration and movement across the centuries, producing a complex array of collective memories and personal experiences. Emphasising the need to think beyond 'hard numbers' such as immigration statistics, this workshop, and its multi-sensory focus on the Museum's objects, enables us to not only connect with the various lived experiences in, and related to global ports, but also to find new ways of comprehending the colonial past in the postcolonial present.


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