Object-stories of British Chinese women online exhibition launched
Languages 13 July 2018
In recognising the lack of academic research and public visibility relating to British Chinese women, this doctoral project invited over 30 British Chinese women in London to select objects to speak about their sense of self and journey as women.
This creative strategy aims to bring attention to lesser heard voices. Using the inspiration of the object, the women attended an art workshop where they visually explored the stories of their objects. As such, movement and migration is marked by materiality and through the material worlds of British Chinese women, we gain an insight into their lives as lived and imagined through art.
The project is undertaken by Denise Kwan from Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities as part of her doctoral research. The launch event of the 'Object-Stories' online exhibition was marked with an opening event at the University of Westminster on 28 June, 2018, as part of a HOMELandS symposium on migrant communities in global London.
Two generations of British Chinese women and the academic community came together for the first time to celebrate the identities and diversity of British Chinese women. This online exhibition offers a snapshot into the material worlds and artworks of British Chinese women.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.