Find out more about the 2020 Youth Collective's first Digital Takeover of Royal Museums Greenwich, featuring videos, playlists and tutorials
On 17 July 2020, the Royal Museums Greenwich Youth Collective curated the Museum's first ever Youth Online Takeover. This years collective known as RMG Youth consisted of Sharon Adebayo, Joy Akintan , Rabia Akter, Jojo Kouame, Medhan Hewarathne, Lorena Lima-Moore, Ciara Meehan, Dami Ojobaro, Tomi Olugbile, Olaitan Onibuje and Yasmin Ziv.
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. Here you can see the contents of the takeover and the evening online event.
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:
The collective also created the hashtag #reimaginingmaritime to invite others to join in the conversation online.
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.
Watch the recorded Takeover Live event here featuring Mahesh Parkar, Brixton Life Drawing, Daniel Oduntan, Koko Brown and Nine8 Collective
Watch the Youth Collective discuss the new commission, The Ghost Meridian, with BLKBRD Collective.