This PDF resource sheet was developed by Georgina Johnson and Rochelle White to accompany our digital event ‘Slowness as a Bridge: Kaia Charles in Conversation with Georgina Johnson and Rochelle White’. It includes images, links, quotes, videos and texts exploring art, identity and social activism relating directly to the theme of ‘Slowness’.
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About Georgina Johnson
Georgina Johnson is a polymath, an earth worker and a futurist, driven by curiosity, self-making and care centred ideologies that she embeds in her engagement with disciplines that reach far beyond the fashion industry in which she began. Since graduating with a 1st class honours from LCF in Womenswear and Pattern Cutting (2016), Johnson has simultaneously maintained an adamant set of values (n.b community focused, challenging status quo’s, the creation of space for peripheral experiences) whilst finding an assertive voice in the languages of art and design, curation, art direction, filmmaking and production. Johnson has completed artist commissions for The Photographers’ Gallery and Now Gallery (2017-2018) and exhibited with The National Museums Scotland (2019); underscoring why The British Council and The Design Museum voted her as one of 10×10 2018 – a nomination of the most exciting emerging creatives operating within the creative industries. In 2017 Johnson founded London based arts and curation platform The Laundry as a vehicle from which to support voices in her immediate community and beyond. The platform in its current stage is expanding internationally; with the socio-political at its core, holding the intention of facilitating, nurturing and connecting the dots between a growing network of like minded local and global artists, creative practitioners and thinkers. The vast constellation of innovative individuals that Georgina has collaborated with are testament to the impact of her authentic voice for our hyphenated and global experience.
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About Rochelle White
Rochelle White is a London-based artist and educator whose interdisciplinary work blends social practice, photographic mediums, moving image and installation. White’s practice investigates the fabric of cultural and racial identity, referencing both contemporary and traditional symbolism specific to and rooted in unspoken diasporic understandings. Drawing from the personal, White’s work studies the nuances of the Black-Caribbean experience in Britain.
Graduating from Camberwell College of The Arts in 2016, White continues to cultivate inclusive educational arts spaces and pedagogy. In 2017 White partnered with Bold Tendencies’ Sasha Morgan to launch Eating At the Same Table (EAST) an artist-led network which programmes for emerging artists of colour, nurturing, supporting and facilitating creatives as they navigate their careers.
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