Makery Make: African Lino Printing
HTA collaborated with Morris + Company to organise a linotype printing workshop in their new office space to celebrate Black History Month with one of our Makery Makes. Our HTA Makery Make series is all about promoting wellbeing amongst our staff giving them time to socialise with colleagues and make something practical.
Led by one of our talented architectural assistants Bianca Baidoo, we learnt the meanings of 4 Akinkra symbols of Ghanaian Culture: Sankofa (Return and get it), Boa Me Na Me (Help me and let me help you), Gye Nyame (Except for God) and Ananse Ntontan (a symbol of wisdom, creativity and the complexities of life).
Equipped with a tile and a blade, everyone had a chance to carve their chosen symbol and print it in colours of the Ghanaian flag. The workshop was an astounding success, and we came up with some creative designs represented on t-shirts and tote bags that we’re proud of!
Our activities for Black History Month are organised by HTA’s BLACC group (The Black African Caribbean Collective) who aim is to educate, recognise, & celebrate aspects of the past, present and future of our diverse people and cultures throughout the month through fabulous events.
This was part of HTA’s Makery Make series which is all about promoting wellbeing amongst our staff giving them time to socialise with colleagues and make something practical.