Use the film (2.39 mins) to open up conversations about representation and the continuing contemporary impact of colonialism.

Students could map their bedroom, street, city, their relationships, their history, their memories. They could use pictures, words, collage, questions, films, drawing.

You can play/pause the film where necessary. The Artist notes share the research process the artist undertook to produce the work and can be used for further reading, listening and viewing ideas to expand discussions beyond the film.

Map making as Colonial Project

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Artist notes

Image and text captions in the order that they appear

  • Our Bones in your Collections 1995
  • Legacies of Empire, an interview with Hew Locke and Andrew Gilbert, Tate Etc Magazine, issue 35, pp.72 - 79
  • World Map from We Are The World Project blog (2013)