Éireann and I is a collaborative project that sources, contextualizes, and chronicles the experience of Black migrants in Ireland.
The archive documents stories of community, culture-building, and activism and seeks to collaborate with our community in order to transform history-making and record-keeping into processes that are radically inclusive and accountable.
The Archive premieres Reverberate in Galway on Saturday 3rd December at the Galway Arts Centre.
Reverberate documents the legacies of migration as they happen, giving narrative agency and equal centering to each perspective. The testimonies were gathered from eight individuals of varying age and origin, whose stories touch on parenting, politics, the effects of the asylum system, and the communities and organisations they have built, among other topics.
Reverberate consists of a series of radio broadcasts and a listening library and recording room installed in Galway Art Centre, sing oral history as a parallel to African storytelling tradition - which functions to pass past beliefs, counsel, morals, and myths down to new generations.
The 8 series interviews broadcast live on GOCOM Radio and DDR; you can also listen, following the shows closing at eireannandiarchive.com
Listen back to all episode below...