3 Weeks Until London Design Biennale 2021 Ghana Fundraising Launch
Prior to gaining its independence from colonial rule, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast. The name was given by Europeans due to the land's large gold resources.
‘In the famed Kingdom of Ashanti, gold played and continues to play many roles - political, ornamental and symbolic - exemplifying its special place in Ghanaian culture and tradition. Ashanti gold-weights are world renowned , but fewer people realise that before currencies were introduced, people of the Gold Coast used gold dust as a medium of exchange for goods and services.’
- Chief Executive of Ashanti Goldfields Company Ltd,
Sam E. Jonah, 1997
In just three weeks, we will be launching our fundraising campaign to support this site-specific project, titled 'Amplify'. Donations and sponsorship will finance the production / shipping / installation of the materials produced in Ghana.
Our collaboration explores the conversation between Ghana and two of its colonial masters, England and Denmark, over four centuries. In response to the exhibition theme of 'Resonance,' 'Amplify' focuses on the 'what ifs' and 'maybes' should contact have been a balanced cultural interchange of ideas and trade. Consider it a starting point to reimagine a better future.
We invite you to be part of the collective effort to realise this project.
We ask for those interested in pledging their support for the project, to let us know ahead of the campaign start. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
With all that is going on in the world, the participation of people not often allowed a voice, to represent the continent of Africa, at the London Design Biennale 2021 could not be more significant and timely.
We hope for your support to get us there.
Counting down to Monday 21 September 2020
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