KNOW YOUR ROOTS: a super, kinky, curly exploration of the connections between heritage and afro hair

 
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Partnership for Young London has been leading on the delivery of KNOW YOUR ROOTS (KYR), a super, kinky, curly exploration of the connections between heritage and afro hair. KYR used mixed media technology to develop art work that celebrates the beauty of Black hair. The project was aimed at young people from London schools and youth centres aged 11 to 25 years. Working with the London Metropolitan Archives; participants also investigated the impact and relevance of understanding historical representations of Black hair and how this influences contemporary perceptions. The key outcomes of KYR will be deposited at the Archives creating a legacy of the participants’ work thereby, contributing their stories to London’s living history.

To learn more about Know Your Roots and access a range of resources please visit our website. This project was generously funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

For further information please contact Sandra Vacciana

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Yvonne Field