Global Routes Project
We develop approaches to school curricula that are inclusive and representative of diverse global communities.
Global Routes Project provides opportunities for children to discuss local cultures in relation to each other and to take children’s perceptions of the workings of current everyday life, at a local level, as a way of relating to global and historical contexts.
We have designed active methodologies through which the use of photography enables children to enter reflexive dialogues on local cultures as active members, within which global and historical contexts are present.
Building on this design, the project has invited creative professionals to support the methodology by each creating a lesson series - delivered through lesson plans, slides and videos - that teaches a professional skill and that has a focus on the core values: community diversity and sustainability. These lessons can be used to support the delivery of foundation subjects: the national curriculum objectives that are covered are highlighted in the planning that is provided. Schools have the option to work with contributors at their school site to support the delivery of lessons. In addition, Global Routes can provide training to educators on the methodologies needed to ensure a school curriculum that is inclusive and representative of diverse global communities. There are public exhibition opportunities for schools that take part in the project.
The project was developed in 2018 as part of a Masters research project by Asia Giuliani and launched at the Photographer's Gallery in January 2020. Our first lesson series has been developed in collaboration with Bristol-based photographer, Khali Ackford. Khali studied photography at Plymouth College of Art and works in both portraiture and event photography. He is the co-founder of Identity Series; a project which aims to capture and celebrate his Caribbean heritage in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol and give ethnic minorities a positive reflection of themselves. He is available to visit schools to help facilitate the project.
Are you able to support us? Contributions will go towards our exhibition costs, enabling children to have a voice about the issues that affect them.
who has worked with us already?
Local - Global Education
We offer a twilight session for teachers on the topic of 'Local - Global Education'; this session includes how photography can be used to support dialogic learning and ways to approach 'cultural capital' in your school. The session can take place at your school (England only).
“This is my Uncle, he lives far away, but every Friday he comes to East London Mosque to say special prayers, because Friday is a sacred day for Muslims. Its called Jumu’ah”
Year 5 pupil, 2019
“This is Tony. I chose to take this photo to show what people do in Stamford Hill. He wanted to be a pilot but he isn’t he packs wallpaper”