13.30 – 14.20
Saturday 4th April
Despite our more liberal world views, black hair continues to be erased, appropriated and stigmatised to the point of taboo. Why is that? In this event, historian and broadcaster Emma Dabiri speaks to art historian and podcaster Ferren Gipson about the cultural significance of African hairstyles, using them as a blueprint for decolonisation – from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and into today’s Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond.
Saturday and Weekend Pass holders have access to this talk.