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A special event to celebrate the partnership between The Liliesleaf Trust UK and The London Met Lab: Empowering London at London Metropolitan University, was held at the School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate, on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Visitors viewed an exhibition of the incredible work that second-year London Met Graphic Design BA and Animation & Illustration BA students had created in response to our live briefs set at the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year.

For the Graphic Design students this included bespoke visual language and brand design for the Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning, and for the A&I students, this audience-facing resources such as zines and digital media assets for our audiences as requested during community consultations, on heritage themes including women in the struggle against apartheid, forced migration and exile, and societal effects of apartheid.

We’ll be sharing a selection of the student created zines as downloadable resources very soon. Pictured above are Doina Pitsuian’s zine in a box, Malaika Razak’s interactive women of apartheid zine and Beth Mason’s “Roots of Apartheid” Zine. 

Visual Communication students used anti-apartheid related archival materials and ephemera from the Trades Union Congress Library’s special collections and other archives, including the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives to inspire their work.

Guests viewed these collections in the Wash House Library’s reading room and heard directly from the TUC Librarian, Jeff Howarth (pictured above, far left ).

During the evening, guests also heard more about our partnership with London Metropolitan University and London Met Lab and the co-creation of a shared programme of arts and curatorial-based community engagement activities.


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