London – NAMESldn is a virtual showroom and gallery that encourages education and allyship while supporting black creativity.
Founded by Richard Thornn and Oksana Kukla, the platform provides an alternative medium for engaging with anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Viewers are able to explore an immersive online space with clickable donation links, videos to watch and educational articles. Featuring talent from fashion, literature, film and music, the platform is launching with 12 unique voices that form the start of what will be a changing roster.
‘As the antithesis to white-washed black history, together we are highlighting a new line-up of talent that has not been given the recognition we believe they deserve,’ explains Richard Thornn, co-founder of NAMESldn. ‘Digital platforms like ours have the potential to reach masses therefore spark important and fresh conversations, and deliver poignant messages globally.’
Generation Z allies are seeking digital platforms that enable (un)learning and aim to decolonise education.