The Equiano Centre


Archive specialists, historical researchers and artists

Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski 

Ego is a freelance archivist, community worker, designer and workshop facilitator. She has an MA in Archives and Records Management (International) from University College London. She is currently cataloguing the Women of Colour Index at the Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London as part of an arts residency with the artist-archival research group X Marks the Spot. 

Her research focuses on Archival Therapy, a practice that incorporates the creative use of archives and their therapeutic impact on marginalised communities.  She has worked with us at The Equiano Centre on a number of our projects including A Fusion of Worlds, Drawing Black Lives in the East End and Queer Black Spaces 1, 2 and 3.

Rudy Loewe

Rudy Loewe is a visual artist creating work around themes such as black history, gender, sexuality, disability and mental health. They predominantly make comics, illustrations and zines. 

In 2014 Rudy was commissioned by The Equiano Centre to create a comic based on the experiences of Claude McKay during his time in London in the 1920s. Following this, they also facilitated Drawing Black Lives in the East End, a creative summer school in which young people in Tower Hamlets were invited to make comics based on research from Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. 

Rudy has participated in our Queer Black Spaces event series as a presenter during Queer Black Spaces 2 and as the host of Queer Black Spaces 3.

website: www.rudyloewe.com