Free workshops examine the clothes on our backs
The university has teamed with Brighton Museum to run three creative workshops engaging members of the BAME community, students and staff, to work on archival material, creating poems, textiles and prose.
The workshops will focus on identity and clothing and look at the history of the Khanga, which is a sarong popular in parts of Africa (Kalume et al. 2018). These fabrics contain symbols and messages that relate to autobiographical experiences including empowering sayings and statements.
Material from the workshops will also be exhibted at The Brighton Dome and the University during Black History Month. Additionally, during October, there will be a talk at the Dome about the project.