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Jacqueline Springer – Curator Africa & Diaspora: Performance (V&A)

Jacqueline’s professional background is in print & broadcast music journalism, undergraduate teaching, international guest lecturing and freelance event curation.

Jacqueline began her media career in print, writing for a number of specialist music titles before moving unto lifestyle publications, broadsheet newspapers, international music imprints and music-related websites. She was employed by the BBC as a Senior Broadcast Journalist in radio (working in entertainment news) and contributed to discussion (long and short form) on contemporary music, culture and representation. She is co-founder of identity studies event curation duo Union Black (London College of Fashion, British Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum) where the relationship between music, sartorial style, race and cultural identities are explored via bespoke commissions.

Speaking: Thursday Afternoon

14:00 – 16:30

TRENCH: The Knowledge Exchange 

Jacqueline Springer In Conversation with Ray BLK

We explore the art of creation, sustainability and endurance. When becoming relevant how do we stay relevant? How do we embrace creative diversification – business evolution, the side hustle – without losing the legacy of artistry?

Hosted by: Jacqueline Springer (Curator Africa & Diaspora: Performance, V&A)

Starring: Ray BLK (artist, actor, UD Ambassador)


Jacqueline Springer – Curator Africa & Diaspora: Performance (V&A)

Ray BLK – Artist