Civil Service College is proud to be partnering with The World Reimagined, a ground-breaking UK art education project.
In two months, The World Reimagined will see trails of over 100 large globe structures in seven cities across the UK from 13 August - 31 October 2022. The sculptures will be created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and invite the public to engage with the dialogue and actions of making racial justice a reality.
As a Globe Partner, Civil Service College is sponsoring one of the World Reimagined artists' Globes. Through this partnership we are supporting transformative storytelling as well as making a commitment to racial justice.
“We know that successful cultures acknowledge the fundamental dignity of people. We can’t do that unless we have a courageous and compassionate conversation about our shared history.” Civil Service College’s Chief Executive, Sonny Leong CBE said of the partnership.
As a UK-wide project, each of the cities involved - Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool City Region, London, and Swansea - will play a key role in curating and hosting artists, who will be designing globes, sharing their own perspectives and artistic experience on working with this subject matter and the transformative power of art.
The World Reimagined will inspire and create a moment to open imaginations to new possibilities – instil pride in what it means to be Black and British. It will be one of the largest art education projects for racial justice the UK has seen, and the globe sculptures will play an integral role in helping people travel through this Journey of Discovery. The juxtaposition of themes, activism and art will make for a truly unique moment as we examine this very important part of history and help us to better understand what it means to be British.