emi ijo heart of dance 2023

emi ijo heart of dance 2023

Lab Dates

  • 21 February 2023 at 14:00

Lab Description

First session 21 February 2023 at 14:00 6th Floor
Further dates outlined on Moodle

Led by Maureen Salmon of the Design School , emi ijo 2023 is storytelling project that brings together students, alumni, staff, local communities and partners to create a unique collaboration to celebrate Windrush75.

emi ijo 2023 is a platform to listen and learn from the stories of the Windrush generations and their descendants to create new narratives, knowledge, networks, relationships to achieve greater social and cultural change, eliminate racism across the University and the wider society.

emi ijo 2023 is aligned to UAL’s Social Purpose agenda ‘changing the world through our creative endeavours ’ and Anti-racism Action Plan.

Windrush75 is a momentous celebration of the significant contributions and legacies of the Windrush generations and their descendants, the Windrush sandal is reminder of the need for reimagined future for the next 75 years.

A major feature of emi ijo 2023 is a commissioned film to be directed and produced by Roy Jox Fredstie, a recent graduate of LCC’s MA Documentary Film, in collaboration with storyteller Peter Badejo OBE, photographer Yves Salmon to be screened on Windrush Day, 22 June 2023. Using storytelling and film-making narrative as a form of advocacy for social change through conversations with Windrush intergenerational communities at Africa Centre, Black Cultural Archive and the wider community across London.

Through the GDC Studio/Lab students will have the opportunity to work to a live brief to develop a new design and branding concepts to reflect new narratives and stories for emi ijo 2023 and promote Windrush75 celebrations to a diverse audience across the University and wider communities.

Maureen will facilitate weekly workshops (Feb to June) and will be joined by guest Roy Jox Fredstie, film-maker, Peter Badejo OBE, storyteller and Yves Salmon, photographer/ associate lecturer and Kathryn Chan, designer for emi ijo 2000 and emi ijo 2022. Kathryn is a guest speaker at the Critical Forum 18 May.

You will have the opportunity to join in Windrush75 celebrations, Wednesday 22 June, 11.00AM-12.30PM , LCC Lecture Theatre A and Upper Gallery. The programme includes a keynote by Professor Kene Igweonu, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Head of College, premiere of Windrush75 film, followed by panel discussion, an exhibition of photographs and design work from the Studio/Lab

Windrush75 resource

Windrush75 is the anniversary year of the arrival of Empire Windrush which landed at Tibury Docks 22 June 1948 carrying more than 1,027 passengers, including hundreds from the West Indies. The passenger list shows people of diverse heritage including Africans, Indians, Chinese, Europeans, significant change for British history and culture


Windrush75 offers the opportunity to deepen public conversation and understanding about the past, present and future of modern Britain. A proliferations of Windrush75 events are being planned across the UK including the National Windrush Museum Festival and Conference




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