We’ve had so many creative and talented young people who’ve taught us so much in the last three years of OSCH Manchester. Here, Amina Beg, a member of the OSCH Young Collective and Manchester Museum OSCH social action intern, writes about some of the highlights of her OSCH journey. By Amina Beg Whose Statues? Whose […]
Get This Amazing Book for Free Before 27th of April! This book is a memoir of Ousman Umar’s harrowing journey of migrating from Ghana to Spain. North to Paradise is the first memoir I have read. I don’t usually read biographies or things about other people’s lives. I am not generally interested in other people’s […]
Frantz Fanon book review: when and why do social, political, and cultural theorists speak of Empires today?
By Nimra Ahmad In Wretched of the Earth, Fanon uses his platform to speak directly to victims of colonisation and provides them with answers on how to fight the colonialist system which has deprived them of being human. Writing during Algerian’s War of Independence, Fanon uses his own experiences to lay out how the Third […]
By Hawwa Alam Between 5 – 14th March 2022, our Apprentices Maya Chowdhury and Hawwa Alam travelled to Karachi on a cultural exchange trip – as part of a larger international collaboration project with students from the Karachi University Dept of Visual Studies) – with Barinur Rashid (Apprentice Manager and Post 16 and Secondary Science […]
By Afzal Khan On a bitterly cold day in December 2019, I was invited to an event held by OSCH while I was in my final year of university. While it was a seemingly normal day attending an event at the Manchester Museum, little did I know that it was this event that would change […]
South Asian Beauty Standards and The Croissant Club written by Amina Beg Looking through all the applications that were submitted, there were a lot of commonalities in embracing South Asian Beauty Standards, challenging institutions about representation, and creating safe spaces for marginalised communities. The projects I will be discussing focus on projects that Maya Chowdhury […]
As a young person who is Bengali and born & brought up in England, I have struggled with my identity and how to feel about it. It wasn’t until I found OSCH and started working with them that I finally felt comfortable in my identity. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my little identity […]
The idea of neutrality is inherently political. Lecturers tell me that seminar rooms and lecture halls are meant to be open for discussion, with no clear political agenda influencing the primary understanding of any single piece of knowledge. They are meant to be safe – safe for me to express myself, share thoughts and ideas, […]
Manchester Museum is working with the British Council to provide a number of young people with the opportunity to receive funding up to £650 in order to plan, deliver and evaluate a social action project they are passionate about, with our support. On the 22nd of November the OSCH collective held a social action project […]
by Hawwa Alam. It feels so comforting to simply exist in a space without having to prove the value of your identity. To simply be. No pre-conceptions, no judgements, just yourself and your thoughts. That’s how OSCH spaces always feel, and the ‘Radical Readers Postcolonial Banter Book Discussion’ I hosted in July felt no different. […]
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