Notice of Proposed Development
Imani Jacqueline Brown
Beginning from a point of interrogation into the origins of Goldsmiths College and its connection with The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, this is an intervention in the intertwining narratives of colonialism and financial abstraction that are encountered at the site of the University. From colonial iconography at Deptford Town hall, to the speculative processes of Art at the CCA, to the Centre of Caribbean Studies’ attempts to expose these untold histories, they are not lost but preserved through the new modes of financial speculation. Looking out towards the Deptford Dockyard, the history of territorial expansion, colonial extraction, of slavery, are preserved through the material sedimentation of the site which is now being re-imagined once again in the glassy formations of luxury real-estate.