London’s Colonial Her/Histories

London’s Colonial Her/Histories is a new project for the 2021-22 academic year led by Lucy Panesar and co-hosted by UAL and Wikimedia UK, with the support of the UAL Knowledge Exchange Secondment Scheme. The project invites and supports people to examine London’s colonial her/histories and legacies, through an anti-racist, decolonial lens, and to update public knowledge of this through editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia platforms. 

On Fridays from October 2021 to July 2022, Lucy will work with Wikimedia UK, following their model of Wikimedian in Residence, to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the role that Wikipedia can play in decolonisation 
  2. Expand the Decolonising Wikipedia Network across UAL
  3. Prompt and support participants to edit Wikipedia and other Wikimedia platforms related to London’s colonial his/herstories and legacies
This project is running in association with relevant galleries, libraries, archives, museums and community organisations, and can include public workshops and events on researching London's colonial history and editing Wikipedia through an anti-racist, decolonial lens. 

If you would like more information or to discuss involvement please email Lucy on l.panesar@lcc.arts.ac.uk
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