Starting with a flight into Dublin and ending with monoculture farming, this piece looks at the usefulness of categorisation as a way of understanding the world and its inhabitants. Influenced by the work of Lina Iris Viktor and ideas from Emma Dabiri.
How did the African collection end up in the basement?
After twenty years in the British Museum’s basement, Africa is due to be given greater prominence by a new initiative announced this month. But how did the African collection end up underground in the first place?