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The Unfiltered History Tour

The Unfiltered History Tour is an unofficial guide to the looted artefacts of the British Museum, told by people from the communities the objects were taken from.

In March ’21, VICE World News asked me to design the audio element of The Unfiltered History Tour. VICE, together with Dentsu Webchutney, were designing an unofficial tour of the British Museum, intended to educate audiences about the realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism. The tour works on an Instagram filter that you use to scan objects, and reveal the true stories behind their journey to the British Museum.

Having worked with VICE on VENT, they asked me to design the audio element of the tour. The result is a 10 part podcast series, and interactive 1 minute clips for the tour, narrated solely by people from the places each object was taken from.

Find out more on the Unfiltered History Tour Website.

Interviews, editing, sound design and mixing were all done by me. I worked with researcher Marthe van der Wolfe, who is a legend and a genius. My execs were John Montoya and Zing Tsjeng from VICE, who I really respect. I also asked the incredible audio producer Calum Perrin to produce one of the episodes, which I then exec’ed.

It was a total honour to be trusted to produce the stories of everyone who shared their knowledge with us us for the tour. I’ve linked to their names where possible so you can follow their work:
Clare G Coleman
Rodney Kelly
Sharifa Balfour
Darrel Blake
Victor Ehikhamenor
Ernest Domfe
Haki Kweli Shakur
Anuraag Saxena
Fu Yiwen
Juliet Patrick
Heba Abd el Gawad
Petros Apostolakis
Sergio Mata’u Rapu
Tarita Rapu
Max J Joseph


The Unfiltered History Tour was reviewed in The Guardian by Miranda Sawyer, and in Podcast The Newsletter by Lauren Passel, and we were featured on the BBC Podcast Radio Hour!

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