Opportunity for businesses to support The World Reimagined – the largest art education programme for racial justice the UK has ever seen
The Liverpool City Region will join six other UK cities in hosting The World Reimagined later this year, a national art education project that aims to transform our understanding of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on all of us, to help us make racial justice a reality.
This exciting event will see a trail of large globe sculptures across Liverpool City Region from 13th August to 31st October 2022, created by artists to bring to life a powerful journey of discovery that explores our shared history – and is expected to be visited by more than 750,000 people.
The globes will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme – with schools, community groups, and cultural institutions from across the city region taking part.
This national event will be the largest art education programme for racial justice the UK has ever seen. The World Re-Imagined initiative provides an opportunity to face the shared history of the Transatlantic Slave trade with honesty and empathy, while celebrating the social, economic, and cultural contribution of Britain’s black communities.
The World Re-Imagined consists of art, education, community and research programmes to enable understanding of and challenges to racial inequality and builds on the region’s tradition of radicalism.
Through the education and art programme, the project will be rooted in local schools and communities to facilitate dialogues around racial equality and justice, linked deeply to where people live.
Local communities will develop an understanding of how the slave trade impacted their area as well as the rest of the city region, supporting new voices and communities to get involved in social activism in support of race equality.
Across the Liverpool City Region, ten large globes will be installed, with each one relating to one of the themes from The Journey of discovery Journey of Discovery – The World Reimagined .
One large globe will be sited in Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, with five globes in and around Liverpool city centre making up a walking trail. The large globes are 1.7 metres in height, 1.4 metres in width, and will sit on a small plinth, weighted by 300kg of sand.
Liverpool City Region will also host a minimum of 38 smaller learning globes, that will be created by 30 schools and eight community organisations across the region. The smaller learning globes are 1000mm in height and 750mm in width. These learning globes will be located inside shopping centres, civic buildings, libraries and other public spaces.
There are a variety of opportunities for local businesses to get involved with this exciting project. To find out more about these opportunities, please contact Natalie Collins at [email protected]