Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Curating Shared Histories

27 February 2024, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

The SPRC welcomes Orsod Malik as part of the Curatorial Praxis Series of gatherings to explore how the wider fabric of social domination is held together by the practices of “racecraft” within in cultural spaces such as archives, museums and galleries - as well as outside these spaces.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students




The Sarah Parker Remond Centre


IAS Forum
G17, ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower St, London
United Kingdom

During this session, Orsod Malik invites you into a group discussion about the political and cultural implications of shared histories, curating archives and thinking through the cultural and political entanglements within them. He will begin the session with a provocation about how one might define a ‘shared history’, and what curating them entails. The session will then move into an open and informal group discussion with attendees in response to the provocation to collectively think through how we read, create and think against the grain of dominant historical narratives.

All welcome - no registration required.

About the Speaker

Orsod Malik

International Curators Forum's Curator and Digital Strategist, and the Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation

Orsod Malik









Orsod Malik is a UK-based Sudani curator, writer, producer and digital strategist. Orsod’s curatorial approach focuses on identifying cultural and political entanglements in archival materials to explore possible shared histories. He is particularly interested in developing pedagogical tools and techniques to make transnational anticolonial histories, concepts and critiques accessible to contemporary publics. Orsod is the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Executive Director and was the Curator and Digital Strategist at the International Curators Forum (ICF). He has curated exhibitions at Black Cultural Archives and Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva). He was also the 2021 Archivist-in-Resident at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) based in Accra, Ghana. 

More about Orsod Malik