‘An Archive of Unwavering Strength’ by the MA Gender, Media and Culture
The Goldsmiths Senior Management Team (SMT) proposed redundancies of up to 32 professional services staff and 20 academics in English & Creative Writing and History, under the argument that these cuts are necessary to ensure the future of the college. Professional services staff are a core to the Goldsmiths community. Such a restructure drains the bandwidth of existing staff, and negatively impacts student experiences. Additionally, the English & Creative Writing and History departments have also developed some of the most trailblazing programmes at our college, such as the MA programmes in Queer History, Black British History, and Black British Literature.
What makes Goldsmiths Goldsmiths is the community of students and staff. For three weeks, we stood together in solidarity against the SMT’s proposed restructure and redundancies. During this time, we saw an outpouring of teach-outs, activities, picket line turn-out by students and staff at Goldsmiths and beyond. This zine was made in support and inspiration of our collective voice and power.
— MA Gender, Media and Culture (2021-22)
‘If we think of anger as compost, we think of it as energy that can be recycled in the direction of our good. It is an empowering force.’ in memory of bell hooks
Read the zine here
Or find one of the limited print copies on campus in the next few days.