Language of Resistance

Language of Resistance

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Shiraz Baykoo’s installation for the 2021 We Are History exhibition at Somerset House traced the complex interrelations between today’s climate crisis and the legacies of colonialism.

We joined Shiraz in his studio at the stage where he was putting the finishing touches to the installation, which brings together ceramics, textiles, sculpture, and archive photos to re-dignify the people affected by the legacies of empire. He is joined by activist and theorist Françoise Verges, born in La Reunion, to discuss strategies of survival and resistance in the region.


    Shiraz Bayjoo

    Françoise Verges


    Podcast Producer:

    Alannah Chance


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