1pm – 4pm
Galway Arts Centre,
47 Dominick Street Lower,
Galway H91 X0AP
Hosted by Éireann and I, this workshop will take place during the run of their exhibition: Reverberate. Lunch is included.
Reverberate is an oral history project developed by Eireann and I, a black migrant community archive, in collaboration with members of Galway’s African diaspora. The project invited Black migrants settled in Galway to recount their journeys to Ireland, their relationship with the city, and to reflect on whether they have developed a sense of belonging.
Reverberate documents the legacies of migration as they happen, giving narrative agency and equal centring to each perspective. The testimonies gathered here come from eight individuals of varying age and origin, whose stories touch on parenting, politics, the effects of the asylum system, and the communities and organisations they have built, among other topics.
This project consists of a series of radio broadcasts and a listening library and recording room installed in Galway Arts Centre. The listening library invites you to listen, read transcripts and other resources which connect and expand on the subjects shared by the participants. The Recording room is offered as an activation of the archive where you can enter to record your own oral history.
Éireann and I is an online community archive consisting of found and donated material which document the lives of Black migrants in Ireland. Éireann and is also a migrant memory project, programming events and discussions about community archives, memory work, and agency and autonomy within the public record. It is co-developed by Beulah Ezeugo and Joselle Ntumba.
Image credit: Ntumba Family Archives, East London Game Reserve, South Africa 1994.