Youth Takeover 2020

On 17 July 2020, the Royal Museums Greenwich Youth Collective curated the Museum's first ever Youth Online Takeover. 

The collective set themselves the task of reimagining a museum where all voices are heard and where history is reinterpreted to account for a collection of untold narratives.

Find out more about the Youth Collective for young people aged 16-24

Welcome to the Youth Takeover

Meeting virtually to co-produce the takeover, the collective created a lively event of reflection, projection and reimagining by young people for young people. The event responded to the following themes: 

  • Identity
  • Habitability
  • Inequality

The collective also created the hashtag #reimaginingmaritime to invite others to join in the conversation online.

Highlights of the day

Lorena spoke about what the Brazilian birimbau means for her identity, Sharon discussed the Afro comb, Medhan talked about the statue of Lord Gautama Buddha. Watch the playlist below and see what other objects from home mean for these young people.

Tips and Tutorials: 

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Youth Takeover Live

Watch the recorded Takeover Live event here featuring Mahesh Parkar, Brixton Life Drawing, Daniel Oduntan, Koko Brown and Nine8 Collective

 

Youth Collective in conversation with BLKBRD Collective

Watch the Youth Collective discuss the new commission, The Ghost Meridian, with BLKBRD Collective.