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Reimagining Victorian Dolphin Symbols

Royal Pavilion & Garden
17 August 2024

2.30pm – 4pm £9

Royal Pavilion Lecture Room

Researcher Odi Oquosa presents his groundbreaking exploration of the legacy of British imperial monuments and symbols – examining how they impact the mental health and wellbeing of communities still bearing the intergenerational trauma of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The workshop focuses on Brighton’s ubiquitous Dolphin iconography which presents itself in various forms across the city’s landmarks, municipal agencies and educational establishments etc.

Odi discusses his theory for transforming sites and symbolism with colonial references causing pain and trauma into psychologically safer spaces of enlightenment, healing and intercultural dialogue.

Odi Oquosa is a dynamic PhD researcher at the University of Sussex School of Education and Social Work. A polyvalent talent, Odi blends his rich Igbo heritage with roles as a Priest, an artist, social worker, scholar, social scientist, and community activist. His interdisciplinary practice bridges gaps between nature, identity, and historical trauma.


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