Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
How effectively can cultural and creative projects navigate and acknowledge Scotland's role in Atlantic slavery?
Building on historian Catherine Hall and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick’s description of the ‘disavowal’ of slavery, Morris will explore projects which reposition thinking to acknowledge Scotland's role in Atlantic slavery, emphasising a willingness to fully see what was always available. From objects in V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries to contemporary artworks, films and walking tours Dr Morris will examine art and design’s relationship to the avowal and disavowal of Atlantic slavery.
Dr Michael Morris, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee, and Co-Investigator on the Transnational Scotland Project. Dr Morris is a member of V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries Advisory Group.