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University of Greenwich unveils powerful prints to honour Stephen Lawrence's legacy

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New artwork finds permanent home on Stephen Lawrence Day 2024

In a tribute to the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, the University of Greenwich unveiled a powerful set of prints on Stephen Lawrence Day 2024. Designed by acclaimed graphic designer Florence Tasker, these artworks represent a blueprint for the future, three decades after the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence.Stephen Lawrence Print

The prints were originally created for the immersive theatrical experience 'The Architect' produced by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Actors Touring Company in 2023. The production invited audiences on a transformative journey through time and space where audiences travelled aboard an iconic red bus and were transported across South-East London.

Conceived by Mojisola Adebayo, Roy Williams and Matthew Xia, and created by a collective of leading Black artists, including Bola Agbaje, Dexter Flanders, Vanessa Macauley and XANA, 'The Architect' challenged audiences to re-imagine a more equitable and inclusive society and asked how we create a blueprint for the future.

‘The Architect’ was produced by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Actors Touring Company in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation with support from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and the University of Greenwich.

These poignant and powerful portraits of Stephen will be seen by the Greenwich community for many years to come serving as an important reminder of the ongoing journey toward a more hopeful and equitable future. We are proud to provide their permanent home in the Stephen Lawrence Building alongside ‘Mother and Child Reunion’, an original artwork created by Jennifer Lewis for the opening of the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in 2000.

How you can get involved this Stephen Lawrence Day

The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation has announced this year’s SLD theme: The Power of Learning. You can access their brand-new 2024 Classrooms, Careers & Communities packs!

Their packs are designed to let you know about all of our ongoing initiatives and resources along with various ways you can get involved in Stephen Lawrence Day.

Whether you're a seasoned SLD pro or discovering the Foundation for the first time, our Stephen Lawrence Day packs have something for everyone.

and discover the countless ways you, your community and your organisation can make a meaningful impact on Stephen Lawrence Day 2024!

About Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation

118ͼ is grateful for the ongoing partnership with the and Baroness Lawrence, who is a member of University of Greenwich staff, and was studying for her degree at Greenwich at the time of Stephen’s murder. In 2006, she also became an Honorary Doctor of the University.

The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation exists to inspire a more equitable, inclusive society and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK. Stephen Lawrence Day is an opportunity for people, communities, and organisations to come together and honour Stephen’s life and legacy, stand up against discrimination in our daily lives, and work towards a more hopeful tomorrow. Through reflection, learning, and action, we can inspire change and create a better future for the next generation.

About Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

(GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts and, in the words of The Guardian, makes an “unrivalled contribution to the happiness of the people of London”. GDIF is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in the UK.

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About Actors Touring Company

is a “portable portal to the world”. A touring theatre company with an unrivalled track record in the commissioning, producing and touring of contemporary international plays, their work explores ideas of intersectionality, identity and belonging – opening up conversations across borders both geographic and cultural. Since 1980, they’ve pioneered the touring of new global plays, often in world premiere translations of plays from Australia, Norway, Iran, Israel, and the US – bringing global stories to audiences from Glasgow to Plymouth and Keswick to Ipswich.

Support the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship

To honour Stephen’s life and contribute to a more equitable society, the University of Greenwich has established the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship programme, offering a £18,500 bursary or fee waiver for Black students from low-income backgrounds or who are estranged or care-experienced, to pursue their studies in Architecture.

Those wishing to support this important initiative can contact Mary Davies, Associate Director of Alumni and Fundraising, at m.b.davies@gre.ac.uk.

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